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Local business and civic leaders are reporting to
PUSD Principals' offices

PASADENA, CA Local business and civic leaders will be spending the day in the principal's office on Thursday, October 23 for the ninth annual "Principal for a Day" program. Sponsored by Merrill Lynch and coordinated by the Pasadena Educational Foundation, the program matches the talent and expertise of local community members with a school principal.


Since 2007, more than 275 community leaders have participated in the Pasadena Unified Principal for a Day program. Participants spend a morning on campus shadowing a PUSD school principal, giving them a rare and valuable perspective of running a public school.


"Principal for a Day provides our community leaders an opportunity to see the inner workings of our vibrant Pasadena Unified School District schools," said PUSD Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald.  "Many past principal for a day participants have established a bond with their host campus and have become strong supporters and vital members of the school's community."  


This will mark the ninth year Merrill Lynch has sponsored the Pasadena program. "Merrill Lynch is proud to sponsor this local program that helps to bridge public and private sectors to strengthen and provide valuable resources for local public schools." said Merrill Lynch Director Craig Colbath.


After their day on campus, the 2014 class of "Principal for a Day" graduates will gather for a luncheon and meet other principals and community leaders at Altadena Town & Country Club to share their experiences. Jennifer DeVoll, Executive Director of the Pasadena Community Foundation will serve as this year's keynote speaker.


WHAT:          PUSD "Principal for a Day" Program


WHERE:       PUSD Schools


WHEN:         Thursday, October 23, 2014


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Pasadena Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District student. Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.


Merrill Lynch is one of the world's leading wealth management, capital markets and advisory companies, with offices in 37 countries and territories and total client assets of approximately $1.6 trillion. As an investment bank, it is a leading global trader and underwriter of securities and derivatives across a broad range of asset classes and serves as a strategic advisor to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals worldwide. Merrill Lynch owns approximately half of BlackRock, one of the world's largest publicly traded investment management companies, with more than $1 trillion in assets under management.
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The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) serves pre-K to 12th grade students in a 76-square mile area that includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. Pasadena Unified School District provides a caring, engaging and challenging educational experience for over 18,000 students every day.

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