Principal Has Been There, and Played Hooky Too Principal of Facing History 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. As principal, she's looking for innovative ways to get her students in classes.
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Principal Has Been There, and Played Hooky Too

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Principal Has Been There, and Played Hooky Too

Principal Has Been There, and Played Hooky Too

Principal Has Been There, and Played Hooky Too

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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.