Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the Partner with a Principal program.

During the weeks of Sept. 19 through Oct. 14, local corporate executives and community leaders will work alongside Phoenix public, charter, and private school principals to actively participate in the school’s administration for one day.
After experiencing the life of a school principal for a day, the principals and their executive counterparts will discuss how local businesses, community leaders, and schools can form lasting partnerships to improve the quality of education, workplace readiness, and leadership development programs in Phoenix.

Last year, 29 businesses partnered with 10 Phoenix school districts and three charter schools. Local businesses invested in Phoenix schools and provided resources to students such as science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) opportunities.

The city of Phoenix’s goal is to build connections between city services, community resources, and public schools to ensure Phoenix students succeed in school, life, and career. While the city of Phoenix does not deliver K-12 education services, the support it provides to students and families can make the difference between academic failure and success.

To learn more about the Partner with a Principal program, visit