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Principals-for-a-day run schools

Oxnard School Districts invites community members to shadow principals

OXNARD, Calif. - Oxnard elementary schools had new principals Thursday.  It was all part of the second Principal-for-a-Day event at 20 elementary schools.
Susan Odgers, who normally works at the district's Education Foundation, went to Thurgood Marshall School in north Oxnard. Two fifth-grade boys showed Odgers around. Odgers said she learned that being a principal isn't an easy job. She said she had to be visible and put out a lot of fires.

The special guest principals only worked half-day, then they were invited to lunch at the district office, where they could be debriefed and shared their thoughts about leadership and schools.

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