School Principals' Day is "a day of recognition for all elementary, middle and high school principals for their leadership and dedication to providing the best education possible for their students." Principals are the administrative head of a school. They must fill many roles, such as a leader, counselor, and teacher. They allocate financial resources, set and implement academic goals, work with school district and state education officials, communicate with parents, deal with discipline issues, and work long weeks. Accordingly, principals must be versatile and must have strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and decision-making skills, and have the ability to motivate others. An effective school principal will have a positive influence on staff, students, and even the community.
School Principals' Day, also known as National School Principals' Day, is observed on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019. It has always been observed annually on May 1st.