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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.

Parkchester »

Charlene Reid helped the Bronx Charter School for Excellence become nationally ranked.

Corona »

Joseph Lisa worked to change a "failing" Corona school.

TriBeCa »

Jenny Bonnet is the new principal of P.S. 150, the Tribeca Learning Center. 

Upper East Side »

The teacher talks about his work in Manhattan's elite private schools.

Greenwich Village »

Angela Coombs, head of the Village's private Catholic elementary school, wants to shape kind people.

High Bridge »

Outgoing P.S. 73 principal Jean Mirvil has worked with immigrant children for nearly 29 years.

Upper West Side »

Bob O'Brien has been principal of P.S. 75 for 15 years and calls it his "dream job."

Central Harlem »

Emmanuel George is finishing up his second year as principal of Democracy Prep Harlem Middle School.

New Dorp »

Vincent Maniscalco heads the specialized high school Staten Island Tech, which requires an entrance exam.

Bushwick »

Principal Jason Griffiths believes school is about personal development in addition to academics.

Murray Hill »

The Rebecca School works with students who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Chelsea »

Brooke Jackson of NYC Lab School in Chelsea refuses to choose between academic rigor and community.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School helps kids with troubled histories finish high school.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Principal Miriam Pedraja brings bilingual learning to uptown kids at Amistad Dual Language School.