Principal of the Week

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Every week, DNAinfo.com goes straight to the principal's office. Our neighborhood reporters sit down with the heads of New York City's public and private schools to discuss their educational philosophies and the challenges they face.

East Village »

Principal Alan Wilkinson started an artists-in-residence program at an East Village school.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Larry Gabbard, 44, is the principal of the Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School on 49th St.

Yorkville »

Principal Samantha Kaplan talks about where the school is in its sixth year.

Financial District »

The Spruce Street School launched its middle school this fall.

East Harlem »

Ester Quinones brought in tennis, soccer and ballroom dancing to motivate students to come to class.

Williamsburg »

Maria Masullo said she helps make the students feel more comfortable.

Richmond Hill »

Principal Jill Hoder calls P.S. 161 “the best kept secret in Queens.”

Upper West Side »

Bilingual education should start as early as possible, believes HudsonWay Immersion's director.

Brownsville »

Nadia Lopez is the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a Brooklyn middle school.

High Bridge »

Catherine Jackvony has been principal at the Bronx Academy of Promise since March 2011.

East Harlem »

Lisa Nelson uses creative partnerships to offer field trips and after-school, college-prep courses.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

The Clinton School for Writers and Artists will move to a new building next year and add a high school.

Upper West Side »

At the K-8 school for students with special education needs, lesson plans are tailored individually. 

Sunset Park »

Victoria Antonini, 42, was appointed principal of Sunset Park High School in September 2014.