The Cobb Chamber is looking for business and community leaders to participate in its Teacher for a Day program during the week of February 5-9 at post-secondary institutions and Cobb County and Marietta City schools.

This innovative program asks the local business community to take a day away from the office and spend it in a classroom. Teacher for a Day gives business executives a true picture of public education in action―in one day business professionals work sideby-side with a Teacher of the Year to learn both the strengths and challenges that schools and teachers face daily.

The Cobb Chamber will place volunteers in Cobb and Marietta City schools to experience a day in the shoes of a teacher. The teacher and participant will connect prior to the beginning of the week and select a date (during February 5-9) that works best for them. Volunteers will work side-by-side with a Cobb County or Marietta City Teacher of the Year for a half work day.

Applications are due Wednesday, January 17. For more information or to apply online, visit or contact Katie Guice at 770-859-2334 or [email protected]

As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia, the Cobb Chamber is dedicated to bringing the community and its leaders together to create jobs and strengthen the economy and quality of life so businesses and the community can achieve more. The Chamber achieves this by creating jobs and driving economic development; strengthening the community and the region; growing member businesses and nurturing leadership; and connecting businesses, government and the community.

This article originally appeared in the January issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on page 7. Click HERE to access the digital edition.