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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.

Windsor Terrace »

Linda Rosenbury is the first principal at the newly opened Brooklyn Urban Garden School.

Crown Heights »

P.S. 705 principal Sandra Soto said the school's diversity is an asset.

Upper West Side »

Principal Parker said leading the new P.S. 452 is exciting and challenging.

Bloomfield »

John W. Lavelle Prep school was Staten Island's first charter.

Mott Haven »

The new principal of Bronx Charter School for Children helped bump it from a D to a B in her first year.

Upper West Side »

Head of School Dianne Drew said Dwight is known for its welcoming atmosphere and international focus.

Long Island City »

Deno Charalambous oversees one of the country's largest training programs for aviation mechanics.

Vinegar Hill »

Roberta Davenport helped build a school locals can be proud of.

Bed-Stuy »

Sharyn Hemphill helped P.S. 256 thrive again just a year after there were fears it might close.

Upper West Side »

The school has at its core a belief in asking questions, said Head of School Gabriella Rowe.

Forest Hills »

The P.S. 303 curriculum focuses on visual and performing arts.

Bed-Stuy »

The principal of the troubled Bed-Stuy school has helped institute a range of new programs.

Bed-Stuy »

P.S. 40 in Bed-Stuy is one of the neighborhood's best schools, but Leonie Hibbert is pushing for more.