Ms. Gittens Hometown Hero

EastHarlem principal integrates pet therapy, yoga and chess into curriculum

Sandra Gittens, principal of Public School 102, established a pet therapy program for kids with behavioral problems, implemented yoga moves between classes and has a mandatory chess class requirement for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Her innovations over 11 years on the job earned her a nomination in the Hometown Heroes in Education awards.

June 2013