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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.

Brownsville »

Yvette Baxter-Sweet is principal of Passages Academy, a school for children in the justice system.

East Harlem »

Principal Alexis Thomason shares why Storefront Academy is an educational outlier.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Joshua Solomon launched the Business of Sports School in Midtown in 2009. Today, it has 440 students.

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.