State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) recently stepped into the shoes of a high school principal and experienced a day in the life of a top school administrator at Indian Prairie School District 204.
Wehrli spent several hours on October 10th at Neuqua Valley High School, where he talked with students about his job as a State Representative, and spoke with teachers and support staff about their issues and priorities. “The Principal for a Day program is extremely valuable, as it provides me with a unique glimpse into the lives that principals and teachers live daily at the schools in the 41st District,” said Wehrli. “I had wonderful conversations with students and staff members, and the kids had some really great questions about the local, state and national political landscape.”
The Principal for a Day program, in place since 2004, is a statewide initiative sponsored by the Illinois Principal’s Association to provide state and federal elected officials with an opportunity to observe, interact, and serve as an administrator in schools within their legislative districts.
“We have excellent schools throughout the 41st District and it was a privilege to see the hard-working professionals who work in our schools in action,” added Wehrli. “It was a great opportunity to build important relationships while connecting with a crucial part of my constituency. Indian Prairie School District 204 serves the communities of Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook and Plainfield. “I would like to personally thank Principal Lance Fuhrer for the opportunity to spend time in his building, and appreciate the opportunity to learn more about how our local educators reach and teach the students who attend Neuqua Valley High School.”