Winger Serves as Principal for the Day

State Representative Christine Winger visited the Elmer H. Franzen School in Itasca to serve as the school’s Principal for the Day. The Principal for the Day program is an initiative of the Illinois Principals Association, and provides opportunities for school principals and administrators to build relationships with their State and Federal lawmakers. Lawmakers visit local schools to serve as principals in a variety of capacities, like interacting with educators, students, speaking to classes and performing administrative duties throughout the visit. 

Representative Winger was excited to participate in this year’s program at the Elmer H. Franzen school, and spent her time there meeting students, receiving a building tour, and even testing her four square skills at recess.

Rep. Winger met with the third grade class at the school to spend time discussing state government and her role in the House of Representatives. She especially enjoyed answering their questions about the House of Representatives.

After the historic education funding agreement was passed in the legislature this summer, Winger was eager to visit schools in her 45th district. “Visiting the local school districts and talking with educators is important to gaining a better understanding of what our students need and how current resources are being used,” said Winger. “The students I met today at the Franzen School were impressive and asked intelligent questions on state government, and I was happy to spend my time listening and learning with them.”

Winger also had time to sit down with school principal, Jason Taylor, to learn more about the school administration, history, and concerns for the upcoming school year.

The Representative hopes she will be able to again serve as a Principal for the Day throughout her district, and is looking forward to some students visiting her in Springfield during session.


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