Principal For A Day

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Join us on May 8th for one of New York City’s most prestigious and enduring opportunities to support public education—PENCIL’s Principal For A Day®.

As PENCIL’s flagship event, Principal For A Day® (PFAD) has been the event for the city’s top business and civic leaders to engage directly with schools through hands-on, authentic experiences with school leaders and students, for nearly 25 years.

Since its launch, PFAD has engaged thousands of individuals including: Maria Bartiromo, Michael Bloomberg, Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand, Ricky Martin, and Jerry Seinfeld as well as hundreds of CEOs and senior leaders from companies like A+E Networks, American Express, Apple, Condé Nast, Estee Lauder, IBM, JetBlue, JP Morgan Chase, Sony Music, Toyota, Toys R Us, and VH1. Now it’s your turn!


Apply Here to be a PFAD Participant

PFAD Sign-Up for Businesses

Apply Here to be a PFAD School Partner

PFAD Sign-Up for Schools

Click here to download the PFAD Participant Guide.

Click here to download the PFAD School Guide.

Check back soon for more information on the upcoming 2018 Principal For A Day®! Please email PENCIL’s Vice President & Chief Program Officer, Jessica Bynoe, with any immediate questions.


Details from last year’s 2017 Principal For A Day®:

Check out pictures from select PFAD visits HERE!

& pictures from the celebration HERE!