Principal of the Week

About this feature

Every week, 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.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Principal Wants Students to be 'Jacks of All Trades'

Nakia Haskins, principal of the Brooklyn Brownstone School, wants kids to have community exposure.

Park Slope »

Principal Lists Compassion as Top School Priority

Linda Mazza says parents and teachers at P.S. 295 work to make sure they meet the needs of all children.

Huguenot »

S.I. High School Moves all Classwork to iPads

The Rev. Michael Reilly, principal of St. Joseph's by-the-Sea, spearheaded the school's switch to iPads.

Corona »

Diversity and the Arts Are Focus for School Named After Legendary Musician

I.S. 227, the Louis Armstrong Middle School, was one of the city's first magnet schools.

Rego Park »

Rego Park Principal Focuses on Student, Parent and Teacher Wellness

Principal Monica Powers Meade believes that children should be exercising and eating nutritious meals.

Lower East Side »

LES Principal on the Challenges for Transfer Schools

LES Preparatory High School Principal Martha Polin talks about her drive to help students.

Washington Heights »

School Superintendent Wants Saturday Classes

Manuel Ramirez was appointed superintendent after 10 years at successful M.S. 327 in The Bronx.

Upper West Side »

Energetic Young Principal Builds Progressive UWS Middle School

Marlon Lowe of Mott Hall II believes in student-directed learning, not lecture-driven classes. 

Financial District »

New 'Montessori-Infused' FiDi School Aims to Create 'World Citizens'

The director of the Pine Street School explains how it develops "internationally-minded" students.

Morrisania »

Bronx Principal Praises School's Culture of 'Educating the Whole Child'

Principal Hazel Joseph-Roseboro is a former student and teacher at University Heights High School.

East Williamsburg »

East Williamsburg Principal Introduces Students to the World Beyond School

Principal Sandra Noyola believes in providing emotional, social and intellectual growth for students.

Central Harlem »

How a Harlem Principal Turned Around a Problem School

Nadva Zeimer and his staff work with at-risk students at Harlem Renaissance High School.

Chelsea »

Meet the Principal Bringing Big Ideas to Chelsea's Newest School

Pat Carney, who has a background in business, taught at P.S. 234 before opening Sixth Avenue Elementary.

Upper West Side »

West Prep's New Principal Sets High Expectations for His Students

Carland Washington aims to bolster the middle school's standing among local parents.