POV 1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 22, Episode 11 The Principal Story
First Aired: September 15, 2009
"The Principal Story" details how a principal can influence a school's success, through the stories of Tresa D. Dunbar, in her second year at Chicago's Henry H. Nash Elementary, and Kerry Purcell, who runs Harvard Park Elementary in Springfield, Ill. Although one's a relative novice and the other a six-year veteran, they share much in common, including contagious can-do spirits and the fact that they oversee predominately low-income children.