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 princil at Chicago’s Nash Elementary, where 98% of students come from low-income families; in Springfield, Illinois, Kerry Purcell has led Harvard Park Elementrary, with similar demographics, for six years. Veteran and award-winning filmmakers Tod Lending and David Mrazek followed both principals over the course of a school year, discovering their unique styles yet similar passions.
The Principal Story take the viewer along for an emotional ride that reveals how effective leadership in tough public schools can make a difference in the lives of children.
In English, no subtitles, 52 mins.