Principal El is an award winning education leader and author of "The Immortality of Influence" and "I Choose to Stay." As a teacher in inner-city Philadelphia Principal El lead his middle school chess team to multiple international championships. In this talk Principal El shares why every child deserves someone to be crazy about them, and we can be that person!
"Right from the beginning I worked on a single principle. These students would never know they couldn’t be successful – I would inspire them to believe they could win.” - Salome Thomas-EL
It takes a remarkable human being to dedicate his life to those nobody else believes in. Salome Thomas-EL is such a man, driven by a larger purpose, who became a true hero to hundreds of troubled students in Philadelphia.
Making a Difference Every Day: A Conversation with Salome Thomas-EL
New teachers who develop a powerful bond with their principals derive benefits that last them well past their first year on the job.