Fairmont GM to swap jobs with school principal

Rick Corcoran, general manager of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in California, will soon spend a day at the helm of a different kind of property.

On January 29, Corcoran will greet school busses, attend grade-level meetings, oversee playground duty and make school announcements at neighboring El Verano Elementary School as he takes on the role of school principal for a day.

Meanwhile, El Verano Elementary School Principal Maite Iturri will participate in sales meetings, spend some time in the Santé kitchen and assist in the creation of a new advertising campaign at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. 

This “Day in the Life” initiative supports The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn’s Adopt-A- School programming that includes ongoing colleague volunteer opportunities, curriculum enrichment and community fundraising projects. 

“It’s just another way to show that we care about our community,” Corcoran said. “I look forward to spending the day in the principal’s office and uncovering new ways to support quality public education in Sonoma Valley.”