Thomas-EL featured in “The Principal”
Salome Thomas-EL’s 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.
The Principal from Silver Machine on Vimeo.
Salome has also been honored in Reader’s Digest!
Salome Thomas-EL, CEO/Principal
Russell Byers Public Charter School
1911 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 972-1700 Office
(215) 972-1701 Fax
Congratulations to Salome Thomas-EL!
2008 Making a Difference Awards
I directed at the 2008 National Elementary Championships in Pittsburgh.
For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out where all the black kids in blue and white “Russell Byers” T-shirts were from. (I didn’t have time to look durign the tournament.) Now that I see Mr. EL is the CEO of the school, it makes sense.