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A Year of Change: Leadership in the Principal's Office
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Key Players

Get to know the three aspiring principals profiled in "A Year of Change" and find out what makes the Leadership Academy's top brass tick.
The Aspiring Principals:
Larry Wilson

"I see a principalship as sort of like the school is now your classroom. As a teacher, you have a classroom of 30 children. But as a principal, you have a classroom of 30 classrooms..." Read more

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Alexandra Anormaliza

"I realized I wanted to be a teacher even when I was 15 years old, though there have been times in my life when I thought I wanted to do something else..." Read more

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Rafaela Espinal-Pacheco

"I never thought I would be a principal, but when this opportunity came about it was explained to me that they were looking for instructional leaders -- that the role of the principal was going to change -- that seemed very exciting to me..." Read more

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The Administration:
Bob Knowling -- Chief Executive Officer

Bob Knowling received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology from Wabash College and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Business... Read more

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Sandra J. Stein -- Academic Dean

Dr. Stein received her PhD in Educational Administration from Stanford University in 1997. Most recently, she was at Baruch College, where she served as Director of Aspiring Leaders Program... Read more

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Jack Welch -- Advisory Board Chair

Mr. Welch received a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1957 from University of Massachusetts. Welch also earned an M.S. and PhD from the University of Illinois in chemical engineering. Mr. Welch joined General Electric in 1960... Read more


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