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Coldspring Intermediate fifth-grader Isabel Sanchez learned what a day in the life of a school principal is like on March 24.  Courtesy photo by Paula McClendonColdspring Intermediate fifth-grader Isabel Sanchez learned what a day in the life of a school principal is like on March 24. Courtesy photo by Paula McClendonSpecial to the News-Times

COLDSPRING — Coldspring Intermediate School fifth-grader Isabel Sanchez learned what a day in the life of a school principal is like on March 24. 

CIS Principal Paula McClendon said the principal-for-the-day experience is one of the incentives students may purchase using points they acquire by reading books in the Accelerated Reading program. There are a variety of options available for purchase with the points, and students really look forward to saving up for their choice of treasure. 

“Isabel used some of her AR points to purchase a Principal of the Day coupon,” said McClendon. “During her day she visited James Street Elementary to read to students and worked with JSE/CIS Library Aide Betty Hopson at the book fair.” 

She was also able to participate in classroom “walkthroughs” to observe teachers in action, just like a real principal. The entire experience was a great way to find out what a career as a campus administrator might be like.

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