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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.

Williamsburg »

Maria Masullo said she helps make the students feel more comfortable.

Richmond Hill »

Principal Jill Hoder calls P.S. 161 “the best kept secret in Queens.”

Upper West Side »

Bilingual education should start as early as possible, believes HudsonWay Immersion's director.

Brownsville »

Nadia Lopez is the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a Brooklyn middle school.

High Bridge »

Catherine Jackvony has been principal at the Bronx Academy of Promise since March 2011.

East Harlem »

Lisa Nelson uses creative partnerships to offer field trips and after-school, college-prep courses.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

The Clinton School for Writers and Artists will move to a new building next year and add a high school.

Upper West Side »

At the K-8 school for students with special education needs, lesson plans are tailored individually. 

Sunset Park »

Victoria Antonini, 42, was appointed principal of Sunset Park High School in September 2014.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Victoria Armas created City Knoll using her experience as an art teacher.

Red Hook »

Rosalind Thompson is leading Basis Independent Brooklyn, a new private school currently in Flatbush.

Upper West Side »

The private school has operated on the Upper West Side for 45 years. 

Fort Greene »

Compass Charter principals visited teachers nationwide before founding the Fort Greene school.

Long Island City »

Every student at VOICE Charter School in Long Island City receives choral singing instruction.