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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.

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.

Fort Greene »

Principal Kyesha Jackson has helped boost attendance at PS 67 to an average of 92 percent this year.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

"I want to create the neighborhood school that I remember growing up with," Principal Ed Gilligan said.

Forest Hills »

At the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, teens study through field trips and problem-solving.

Central Harlem »

Vinny Dotoli said he wants to challenge gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Upper West Side »

The school takes students whose parents commit to helping their kids practice an instrument regularly. 

Boerum Hill »

Principal Dawn Meconi heads up Digital Arts & Cinema Technology High School in its first official year.