Shadow A Student Day

Superintendent of Schools John Ewald will be shadowing a student at Preston Elementary School on March 10. He is planning to shadow one student from each of the county’s ten schools during March through May 2016.

The purpose of the Student Shadow Day is to understand our schools from a student’s perspective by immersing in the experience of being a student for a day.

Additionally, empathy experiences are important because they help us look beyond our assumptions by putting ourselves in the shoes of other people. An important part of immersion is observation - listening with all senses.

Student Shadow Day is a practice Mr. Ewald began during his first principalship many years ago in Montgomery County Public Schools. This allowed him to see instructional programs and the school system from a students’ perspective.  He continued this practice in his first superintendency in Laurel, Delaware.

Mr. Ewald has also challenged his Caroline County Public Schools Leadership Team as well as building principals during the Shadow A Student Challenge.

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Scheduled Superintendent Shadow Days:

  • Thursday, March 10, Preston Elementary School
  • Wednesday, March 16, Ridgely Elementary School
  • Tuesday, March 22, Colonel Richardson Middle School
  • Wednesday, March 23, Lockerman Middle School
  • Thursday, March 24, Colonel Richardson High School
  • Thursday, April 21, North Caroline High School
  • Friday, April 22, Caroline Career & Technology Center
  • Friday, May 6, Federalsburg Elementary School
  • Friday, May 20, Greensboro Elementary School