story is well-known. His ground-breaking book “I Choose to Stay” is one of inspiration and hope. Having made a decision to stay in the rough inner-city schools of Philadelphia, Thomas-EL has been traveling the country and telling his story. Now a Principal at Russell Byers Charter School, he will not have to travel as much since his story. He will be the subject of a TV show called, “The Principal.” A preview can be seen below.