School Principals’ Day

If you’re like most people, then you probably don’t give much thought to the principal of your child’s school, not unless your child has recently gotten into trouble. And that’s quite unfortunate because no one is more directly responsible for your child’s education—other than the teacher—than the principal.

They not only set policy but also work tirelessly to ensure the school functions at its utmost best. That’s why someone has gone ahead and created a holiday to thank them. This holiday falls on May 1st and is known as School Principals’ Day. This is a good day to show your favorite school principal the appreciation they deserve.

The History of School Principals’ Day

This holiday was founded just a few years ago by Janet Dellaria of Trout Creek, Michigan. She created the holiday to show appreciation to all the school principals out there who are quietly working behind the scenes to ensure that schools run like a well-oiled machine.

Some Quick Facts About School Principals

Let’s go over a few facts that we think people should know about school principals. The following facts will outline just how hard principals work and why they need our support and appreciation.

  • Just about every principal was once a teacher or a coach.
  • Principals make difficult decisions using the information available to them.
  • Principals have to spend a lot of time juggling different aspects of the school.

Observing School Principals’ Day

Regardless of whether you’re giving a virtual shout-out to your favorite principal on social media using the hashtag #SchoolPrincipalsDay, or you do it in person, the point of this holiday is simply to give them the appreciation they deserve. People can also take the time to volunteer at their local school to ensure that it’s running as well as it ought to be and take some pressure off the school’s principal.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 1 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 1 Thursday
Last year (2023)
May 1 Monday
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