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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.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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