Yesterday the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) sponsored its thirteenth year of its Principal for a Day (PFAD) program.
Attorney Kreisman and his fellow principals for the day were greeted by B.E.S.T. High School’s principal, Camille Covington, Ed.D. Assistant principal Roberto Paredes led a group of “principals for a day” through the school, including visits to different ongoing classes and introductions to students and teachers. Of particular interest was that B.E.S.T. High School was undergoing College Day, which is a day when numerous universities and colleges showcase the opportunities they can offer the students. The students were invited to engage in discussions about their future at these colleges and universities.
B.E.S.T. High School is one of the four high schools that make up the physical address at 2710 E. 89th St., Chicago, where Bowen High School stands. B.E.S.T. High School focuses on preparing its students for college by emphasizing physical, social, political, and natural elements of the environment. Its students are encouraged to think of themselves as future leaders in their communities and fields.
The Principal For A Day program receives a high level of support from the Chicago business community, with over 1,400 business men and women participating this year alone. The day concluded with Chicago Mayor Daley hosting a luncheon for all the “principals”.
Chicago Attorney Robert Kreisman is the founder of Kreisman Law Offices, a Chicago-based personal injury law firm that services communities in and around Cook County, including Skokie, Berwyn, Oak Park, and Schaumburg.