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Trading his badge for books

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman

Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead, right, prepares to add water to a soil mixture in order to test the water permeability, as third-grader Brycen Lee and principal Beverly Todd-Lee discuss the lab on Thursday morning at Britt Elementary School. Whitehead was participating in Gwinnett's Principal For a Day program at the elementary school. Community and business leaders are heading up schools throughout the county this week, which is National Education Week. More than 100 community members participated in the program this year at different schools in the county. For a behind the scenes look at Gwinnett Daily Post County Editor Judy Green's experience at Gwin Oaks Elementary School, see Sunday's Community section.