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2024 Guests Principals - ESF Principal for a (Half) Day Program

Friday, April 26, 2024; Eudora, KS: The seventh annual “Principal for a (Half) Day” program, sponsored by the Eudora Schools Foundation, gives local community and business leaders a-close-up view of a day in the life of a principal. Participants will spend a morning with school principals to better understand their complex roles and to gain perspective on the school system from within. Community leaders, in turn, will share expertise and provide perspective on their business’ needs and opportunities for collaboration.

“Inviting the community into our schools is mutually beneficial,” said Shanda Hurla, ESF Executive Director, “This event creates a terrific opportunity for future partnerships that will benefit our vibrant community as a whole.” 

Each guest principal will spend time with the principals, faculty, and students, sharing ideas and learning about the school’s day-to-day operations.  Each school has crafted a unique itinerary for each of the guest principals, possibilities include:

  • Touring facilities
  • Talking with a students
  • Meeting with faculty
  • Participating in student activities or special events 

At the conclusion of the morning’s activities, all guest principals will convene together for a lunch hosted by Superintendent, Stu Moeckel.

“We are excited to have business and community leaders experience our schools first-hand with principals, teachers, staff members, and students,” said Stu Moeckel, superintendent of schools. “We have a lot to be proud of -- as well as discussing future opportunities and challenges – and it will be a great time to share both.” 

2024 Guest Principals include: Lori Alvarado, DCCA; Brooke Bacon, LMH Health; Ginny Barnard, LiveWell Douglas County; Molly Bradstreet, Eudora Community Member; Kyle Branine, Edward Jones; Adam Burns, Oracle Cerner Health; Meagan Cox, Keller Williams Integrity/Cox Homes; Catelin Curnes, Selah Home; Kelly Delay, City of Eudora; Dylan Funk, Varsity Sports Live; Audra Fussell, Truity Credit Union; Dave Hill, Mid America Bank; Andy Hopper, Hopper Insurance; Rob Husle, Lawrence Board of REALTORS; Elizabeth Johnson, HTK Architects; Matthew Kelso, Eudora Animal Hospital; Paul Klepper, Douglas County District Court; Ben Lancaster, Kansas Department of Agriculture; Roberta Lehmann, City of Eudora, Janell Lorenz, CMT LLC; Gina Montalbano Zesiger, Z&M Twisted Vines; John Nalbandian, Retired KU Faculty; Lindsey Norwood, Readiness Rounds; Daniel O’Hare, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office; Kaitlyn Peine, Douglas County, Kansas State Research and Extension; Jade Priest, Central Bank of the Midwest; Jonathan Smith, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health;  Haley Ward, American Family Insurance; Susie Yuran, City of Eudora; and Bryan Zesiger, Z&M Twisted Vines. 


The Eudora Schools Foundation is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) that generates resources, builds relationships, and champions public education in Eudora Public Schools. Founded in 2006, the Foundation exists to enhance the quality of education through partnerships with the community. Expenditures are primarily directed toward enhancing classroom instruction and impacting the broadest number of Eudora students.



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