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The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World

In 2015, Nadia Lopez was struggling as the principal and founder of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a middle school in one of America’s poorest communities. She rose to an unlikely fame when the blog Humans of New York featured an eight grader from her school who, when asked “Who’s influenced you the most in life?,” responded with “My principal.” The post received over 1M likes of Facebook, and thrust Lopez and her school into the internet spotlight.

In “The Bridge to Brilliance,” Lopez chronicles what happens after the internet fame ends. She describes the struggles of principals and teachers working to teach students in our nation’s toughest schools. She brilliantly chronicles the founding of her school, and the highlights the plight of excellent educators to provide opportunities for all American children.

Learn more about the book and get it here: https://goo.gl/SG1Qf5



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