Principal of the Week

About this feature

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.

Jamaica »

P.S. 95 Eastwood is one of 37 showcase schools in the city. 

Lower East Side »

Daniel Kim is principal of the newly consolidated P.S. 134, which was two separate schools for 12 years.

Financial District »

Maria Castelluccio, a Bronx native, is now in charge of the pre-K through 12th grade private school.

Park Slope »

Principal Elizabeth Garraway has made P.S. 118 into one of the neighborhood's most popular schools.

Washington Heights »

Principal Juan Villar joined the George Washington Educational Campus in 2015.

Woodside »

Richard Lee, 53, has been the head of Academy of the City Charter School since its founding in 2011.

Bushwick »

The Principal of Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick talks about what makes his school unique.

Morningside Heights »

The preschool has been around for 50 years but calls itself the neighborhood's "best-kept secret."

Astoria »

Allison Persad is reshaping the all-girls Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria.

Greenwich Village »

Elena Jaime is the new principal of the lower school at LREI in the Village.

Red Hook »

The staff at P.S. 15 works to expose students to creative thinking in every area of study. 

Hunts Point »

Celia Sosa has been the principal at Hyde Leadership Charter High School for seven years.

Bed-Stuy »

Principal Fabayo McIntosh-Gordon says Brighter Choice Community School focuses on early college prep.

Crown Heights »

Principal Andrea Piper has led the Crown Heights school since 2009.