The Atlantic Explores Why Principals Matter at Mott Hall Bridges Academy, the School Featured on Humans of New York

A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the popular website Humans of New York helped a Brownsville middle school raise over a million dollars for school trips to Harvard and other college campuses. Now that the world has heard all about it, The Atlantic decided to go in and find out what make a school principal so special, and why they matter in the lives of children.

The Atlantic’s video team spent a day at Mott Hall to learn how Lopez responded to the attention, and more important, to understand why she is such a successful principal. As Lopez explains it, her hands-on approach is a big reason why Mott Hall has become such a safe haven in Brownsville. “In this building, my kids are going to feel like they’re successful,” she said.

See the accompanying article on The Atlantic for more information about Principal Lopez or about Mott Hall Bridges Academy.

Matt Coneybeare

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