Senior Leader is Principal for a Day

Students at Fairview Elementary School weren't the only ones getting an education last Wednesday.

NorthBay Healthcare Assistant Vice President of Specialty and Surgical Services Justine Zilliken was learning right alongside them, after volunteering to step up as Principal for a Day.

It was part of a community outreach by the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, and Zilliken jumped at the chance to meet teachers and students at the school that NorthBay Healthcare already partners with for its Adopt a School holiday program.

Principal George Porter escorted Zilliken from class to class, introducing her to the students, who responded with high-fives, patty-cake claps and hugs.

"What an amazing bunch of students, and what a great school," Zilliken told Mr. Porter.

He agreed.

"When I look at these kids, I don't just see students. I see people who could be a principal or a superintendent someday," said Mr. Porter.

"And I see future doctors and maybe my boss out there," added Zilliken with a smile.