Roughly Speaking podcast: What's it like to be principal of a Baltimore city school? (episode 114)

What’s it like to run a Baltimore city school? Dan speaks with five principals who were recently honored for their outstanding work. They are recipients of "Heart of the School" awards, established this year by the Fund for Educational Excellence. The inaugural awards celebration was held at the Hippodrome Theater in May. More than 450 nominations for 88 principals were submitted by teachers, parents and students. From a list of 11 finalists, five winners were chosen. They are our podcast guests today:

  • 1:49: Chris Battaglia of Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove

  • 20:58: Tamika Daniels of George W.F. McMechen High School in Dorchester/Ashburton

  • 30:45: Mary Donnelly of John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School in East Highlandtown
  • 40:20: Najib Jammal of Lakeland Elementary/Middle School in Lakeland

  • 51:27: Rochelle Machado of Arundel Elementary/Middle School in Cherry Hill


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