On Tuesday, February 22, 2017, students and staff from Walker Elementary School, the staff of the District’s Old Dillard Museum, and community members honored the achievements and long-standing dedication of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Singing Principals, who served as goodwill ambassadors for the District for more than 40 years.
During the recognition event, a plaque, a written history of the Singing Principals and framed collages of the group were installed as part of a permanent collection at the Old Dillard Museum. Approximately 30 members of the Singing Principals attended the ceremony and entertained attendees with musical performances. Students in Walker Elementary School’s choir also added their singing talents to the festivities.
The origins of the Singing Principals date back to May 1959, when a principal named Russell Rowe accepted an invitation from the Superintendent of Schools to sing at an end of the year banquet. The following year, Rowe gathered some of his fellow principals to join in the fun and perform with him – and the Singing Principals were born! Over the next 40 years, more than 200 school leaders performed as Singing Principals.
To learn more about the Singing Principals, visit the Old Dillard Museum at 1009 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311.
Watch the highlight video from the Singing Principals reception at the Old Dillard Museum https://eduvision.tv/l?OyRODh
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