State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) took some time recently to visit schools in the 90th District, and spoke with students, teachers, administrators and support staff. He toured buildings, gathered input from school employees, read to younger students and engaged in Q & A sessions with older students.
On September 19, Demmer participated in the Illinois Principal Association’s “Principal for a Day” program, and had an opportunity to step into the shoes of a school principal as he experienced a day in the life of a school administrator in Oregon Community Unit School District 220. During his visit, he talked with four classes of second and third grade students, and also spoke with teachers and support staff.
“I look forward participating in the Principal for a Day program every year, as it provides me with a unique glimpse into the lives that principals and teachers live daily at schools in the 90th District,” said Demmer. “In addition to time spent talking with teachers and support staff, I visited classrooms, read to students, and talked with them about my job as a State Representative.”
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.
On October 1, Demmer traveled to Amboy, where he spent time with students and staff at Amboy Community Unit School District 272. “I was able to visit with teachers and students at Amboy Central Elementary School, and also at the Junior High and High School,” said Demmer. “I enjoyed this school district visit a great deal, and thank the teachers for letting me visit classrooms and talk with students. From first graders all the way up to high school juniors, we had some very engaging conversations.”