Principal Has Been There, and Played Hooky Too

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Gillian Smith, Principal of Facing History High School

Gillian Smith was once a truant student. Now, she is principal of the Facing History high school in New York. Alison MacAdam, NPR hide caption

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As principal of Facing History, a high school in New York City, Gillian Smith says she doesn't want her students to make the same mistakes she did.

Smith herself was a truant as a kid; she had to finish high school at an alternative school.

Now, as principal, she's looking for innovative and collaborative ways to get her students in classes.



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