This Principal Is Not Normal: A Sofa Office, Glittery Shoes and a Trampoline Make Learning Cool

In the mornings after she makes her classroom rounds, Onjaleke Brown parks her mobile office on a sofa in a school hallway. From her eagle perch, she watches over the roughly 160 students she leads as principal at Dallas ISD's N.W. Harllee Early Childhood Center for pre-K and kindergarten students. Through one-way windows into classrooms, she spots when students act off-base. Like when an energetic 5-year-old boy climbs on furniture and a little girl across the hall won't put on her shoes. It's an unconventional way to work, but few things about Brown -- a self-proclaimed "rule breaker" -- are average. She's nothing like the principals you grew up with.   Continue reading...

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