Principal For A Day


Principal For A Day


On April 16, 2019, you are invited to join PENCIL 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, and VH1. Now it’s your turn!

Schools:   APPLY HERE

Download School Overview (PDF)

Business Executives:   APPLY HERE

Download Executive Guide (PDF)

PFAD Sign Up for Schools PFAD Sign Up for Businesses
  • If you represent a school and have questions about Principal For A Day, please contact PENCIL’s Senior Program Officer, Katje King at kking@pencil.org
  • If you are an executive and have questions about Principal For A Day, please contact PENCIL’s Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Nakia Alston-Hendrickson at nalston-hendrickson@pencil.org.

Check out photos from the 2018 Principal For A Day®.