National PBS Premiere Tuesday, September 15th at 10 p.m. -check your local listings (http://www.pbs.org/pov/tvschedule.php)
The Principal Story
by Tod Lending and David Mrazek
The Principal Story tells two stories, painting a dramatic portrait of the challenges facing America's public schools — and of the great difference a dedicated principal can make. Tresa Dunbar is a second-year principal at Chicago's Nash Elementary, where 98% of students come from low-income families; in Springfield, Illinois, Kerry Purcell has led Harvard Park Elementary, with similar demographics, for six years. Tod Lending (Omar & Pete, P.O.V. 2005) and David Mrazek followed both women over the course of a school year, discovering each one's unique styles yet similar passions. The Principal Story takes the viewer along for an emotional ride that reveals what effective educational leadership looks like in the 21st century.
Download: the free facilitators guide and lesson plan at the web site.
K-12 educators have the right to videotape and playback the program, for educational purposes only, for up to one year from the date of broadcast.
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