The Leader My Students Deserve When I first applied to become a Resident with CamdenPLUS—a principal residency program formed by a partnership between TNTP and Camden City School District—I was asked what inspired me to lead in Camden. I was befuddled. How could I possibly convey my feelings for a city that has been my second home for two decades? As a veteran teacher, there were many students who had inspired me, but that still did not fully convey the raw emotion I feel when I think about this amazing city. That’s when it came to me: My inspiration to be a leader was the city itself.

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