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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.

Upper West Side »

The principal said project-based learning is at the center of the K-8 school's mission. 

SoHo »

Ruth Jurgensen said she teaches students to love learning, not just ace standardized tests.

Upper East Side »

Principal David Getz's goal is to create great citizens who give back to their communities.

Midtown East »

The intimacy of the 80-student Beekman School helps teachers focus on the needs of each teen.

Upper West Side »

The private elementary school will be expanding in the coming years under new leadership. 

Inwood »

Dr. Salvador Fernandez and his team have turned a once-struggling school into a model of success.

Tottenville »

Totten Intermediate School 34 Principal John Boyle also encourages his students to use iPads in class.

Astoria »

Growing Up Green Charter School, founded by Matthew Greenberg, will expand to a middle school next year.

Jackson Heights »

Sharon Terry is getting ready for the new annex at I.S. 230.

Fort Greene »

P.S. 67 was targeted for closure by the city in 2012 but is now on the upswing.

Lower East Side »

The principal of University Neighborhood High School said she wants a technology program by fall 2015.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Principal Carolyn Roby heads Success Academy on West 84th Street.

Forest Hills »

The School in the Gardens has a special “social-emotional” curriculum.

Upper West Side »

Jerrold Katz started this year as the new head and is working to raise the school's profile.