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Be a 'Teacher for a Day'

Shadow your child's teacher for a half day of school on May 10.

By Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber

The is to announcing its newest program in partnership with the , “Teacher 4 a Day.” This program will take place on May 10 at all Douglas County Schools.

“Teacher 4 a Day” is a program adopted by the Douglas County School Superintendent, Dr. Gordon Pritz and Chamber President & CEO, Kali Boatright. This program will allow members of the community to visit one of the 33 schools and two specialized programs schools in Douglas County and shadow a teacher for a half school day. School teachers from each grade will be paired with a local member of the community who will experience a typical day in the teacher’s shoes. Participants will not be placed in their children’s classrooms.

Guest teachers will be exposed to the many exciting programs offered in our schools as well as gaining first-hand insight into the challenges that schools face on a daily basis. “We feel it is highly important for members of our community to see what goes on in our schools,” commented Boatright, “many of our members, like myself, have children in the school system, and this is a great way to see what happens after the first bell. The Chamber is proud to support this program and is looking forward to sending our community back to school!”

Applications are available through the Board of Education office. For more information on Teacher 4 A Day or to apply, visit the DCSS website at www.douglas.k12.ga.us or contact Karen Stroud at 770-651-2000 or email response@douglas.k12.ga.us.    

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