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Principal Profiles

Each week, Education World profiles a different school principal. His or her responses offer insight into what it takes to be a principal, what a principal's day is like, and the special challenges a principal faces.
  • Kelly Christopherson, Eston Composite School, a K-12 school in Eston, Saskatchewan, Canada (230 students).

  • Tim Messick, Providence Day School, a TK - 12 school in Charlotte, North Carolina (1480 students).

  • Karen Mink, O.C. Allen Elementary School, a PreK-5 school in Aurora, Illinois (755 students).

  • Dr. Lee Yeager, S & S Middle School, a 6 - 8 school in Sadler, Texas, (211 students).

  • Virginia Strong Newlin, Rock Hall Middle School, a 5-8 school in Rock Hall, Maryland (160 students).

  • Leslie Betts Woodward, Lindenwold High School, a 9-12 school in Lindenwold, New Jersey (680 students).

  • Chris Dunning, St. Brigid's School, a K-7 school in Collie, Western Australia (183 students).

  • Jonathan Ross, Drexel Hill Middle School, a 6-8 school in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania (1400 students).

  • Dwayne Zarichny, Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, a 9 - 12 school in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada (785 students).

  • Paul Ford, Main Street School, a K-2 school in Exeter, New Hampshire (530 students).

  • Terry Ross, Kenneth D. Black Elementary School, a K-4 school in Houston, Texas (700 students).

  • Jean Carolyn Williams, Turner Middle School School, a 6-8 school in Lithia Springs, Georgia (821 students).

  • Karen Mitchell, Shelby Elementary School, a K-5 school in Shelby, Alabama (250 students).

  • Karen I. Hodges, Brockton Christian School, a PreK - 8 school in Brockton, Massachusetts (119 students).

  • Joe Corcoran, Harriet Gifford Elementary School, a K-6 school in Elgin, Illinois (555 students).
  • Andrew Torris, Yanbu International School, a Junior Kindergarten - 12 school in Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Saudi Arabia (350 students) 12/02/03

  • Allan J. Weiner, Grover Cleveland High School, a 9-12 school in Reseda, CA (3670 students) 11/25/03

  • Belinda Akin, Monticello Intermediate School, a 3-5 school in Monticello, Arkansas (475 students). 11/11/03

  • Mary Alice Zettel, Holy Trinity Parish School, a K-8 school in Louisville, Kentucky (691 students). 10/28/03

  • Chris Vail, assistant principal, Groveport Madison Middle School South, a 6-8 school in Groveport, Ohio (795 students). 10/21/03

  • Dr. Elizabeth Neale, Silvio O. Conte Community School, a Pre K - 5 school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (500 students). 10/14/03

  • Beth Burt, Scott Johnson Elementary, a PK-4 school in Huntsville, Texas (700 students). 10/07/03

  • Dr. Katherine A. James, Cuno H. Rudolph Elementary School, a Pre-K - 6 school in Washington, D.C. (500 students). 09/30/03

  • Jeffrey A. Castle, Collins Lane Elementary School, a PreK - 5 school in Frankfort, Kentucky (575 students). 09/23/03

  • Julie Ann Brilli, Pulaski Community Middle School, a 6-8 school in Pulaski, Wisconsin (827 students). 08/19/2003

  • Duane Kline, Jackson High School, a 9-12 school in Jackson, Georgia (925 students) 10/22/2002

  • Arie J. Vanderstoel, Dunnville Christian School, a K-8 school in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada (130 students) 10/15/2002

  • Jon Romeo, Bradford Elementary School, a K-5 school in Bradford, Rhode Island 10/08/2002

  • Jim Clark, T. R. Simmons Elementary School, a Pre-K-5 school in Jasper, Alabama 10/01/2002

  • Addie Gaines, Kirbyville Elementary School, a PreK-4 school in Kirbyville, Missouri (210 students).9/24/2002

  • Laura Guggino, Rhame Avenue Elementary School is a K-6 school in East Rockaway, New York (385 students).9/17/2002

  • Michael Miller, Saturn Elementary School, a Pre-K - 6 school in Cocoa, Florida (820 students). 8/27/2002

  • William Myers, Washington Elementary School, a K-5 school in Sterling, Illinois 8/20/2002

  • James Thompson, Wolcott Street School, a K-5 school in LeRoy, New York 5/14/2002

  • William Sheehan, Allen Avenue School, a K-4 school in North Attleborough, Massachusetts 5/7/2002

  • Helene M. Dykes, Tijeras Creek Elementary School, a K-5 school in Rancho Santa Margarita, California (750 students) 4/30/2002

  • Sandra Pommerening, Kellogg Middle School, a 6-8 school in Kellogg, Idaho (358 students) 4/23/2002

  • Teri Stokes, Weatherly Heights Elementary School, a K-5 school in Huntsville, Alabama 4/16/2002

  • Terry W. Farley, Coal City Elementary School, a PreK-6 school in Coal City, West Virginia 4/9/2002

  • Phil Shaman, Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute, a 7-12 school in a small community 200 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 4/2/2002

  • Dr. Patricia Green, Cedar Heights Junior High School, a 7-9 school in Port Orchard, Washington 3/26/2002

  • Amos Kornfeld, Piermont Village School, a K-8 school in Piermont, New Hampshire 3/19/2002

  • Dr. Lolli Haws, Avery Elementary School, a K-5 school in Webster Groves, Missouri 3/12/2002

  • Mary Goedert, James Madison Elementary School, a K-5 school in Westland, Michigan 3/5/2002

  • Jed Landsman-Yakin, Belfry High School, a K-12 school in Belfry, Montana, about 60 miles from Yellowstone Park 2/26/2002

  • Ernest Elliott, Mountain Home Junior High School, an 8-9 school in Mountain Home, Idaho 2/12/2002

  • Gail Graham, Whitney Institute Middle School, a 6-8 school in Flatts, Bermuda 2/5/2002

  • Tony Pallija, Black River High School, a 9-12 school in Sullivan, Ohio 1/29/2002

  • Ron Tibbetts, Henry Barnard School, a Pre-K-6 laboratory school on the campus of Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island 1/22/2002

  • Les Potter, Silver Sands Middle School, a 6-8 school in Port Orange, Florida 1/8/2002

  • Marie Kostick, Goodwyn Junior High School, a 7-9 school in Montgomery, Alabama 12/11/2001

  • Graeme Lane, Balwyn North Primary School, a P-6 school in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12/4/2001

  • Bridget Braney, Orchard Hill Elementary School, a K-5 school in South Windsor, Connecticut 11/27/2001, updated 10/07/2003

  • Larry G. Davis, Doctors Inlet Elementary School, a K-6 school in Orange Park, Florida 11/13/2001

  • Yolanda Z. Ramirez, principal of Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School, a Pre-K through 5 school in McAllen, Texas 11/6/2001

  • Bonita Henderson, assistant principal of Parham School, a Pre-K-8 school in Cincinnati, Ohio 10/30/2001

  • John J. Stone, principal of Rindge Memorial School, a K-5 school in Rindge, New Hampshire 10/23/2001

  • Deborah Harbin, principal of Duryea Elementary, a pre-K to 5 school in Houston, Texas 10/16/2001, updated 04/14/2004

  • Betty Peltier, principal of Southdown Elementary School, a pre-K through 6 school in Houma, Louisiana 10/9/2001

  • Marguerite V. McNeely, principal of Alexandria Middle Magnet School, a 6-8 school in Alexandria, Louisiana 10/2/2001

  • Lucie Boyadjian, principal of Glen Oaks School, a 2-5 school in Hickory Hills, Illinois 9/24/2001

  • Kathleen Hill, principal of Sandwich Central School, a K-6 school in Sandwich, New Hampshire 9/18/2001

  • Ralph Lowe, principal of Kellogg High School, a 9-12 school in Kellogg, Idaho 9/11/2001

  • Greg Robinson, principal of Ginninderra District High School, a grade 7-10 school in Canberra, Australia 9/4/2001

  • Laura Browning Crochet, principal of Genesis Alternative High School, an alternative 9-12 school in Houma, Louisiana 8/21/2001

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