“I feel like I am the glue that holds us together.”
Those are the words of East English Village’s new principal, Dr. Larry Gray.
Gray is responsible for leading the East English family; his biggest goal is to offer students an optimal education.
“I have so much untapped potential. I plan on bringing it out in the whole school,” said Gray.
When asked how he likes the Ville compared to other schools, he said: “I love it, because there’s so much I see in my students. I want them to be ready for college and their future careers.”
Gray said he has high hopes for this school.
“I feel like my students are capable of doing so much more, and I just want to push them to be better,” he said.
Gray said he is glad to be here; he hopes to make a difference. And he is already proud of his staff.
“My teaching staff is important to me. They are as important as my students, so I expect them to be the best teachers they can be,” he said.
“I find it exciting to be working at the Ville, because of the potential of the young people here, and the wonderful teachers and it’s going to be a fun and progressive high school.”
When asked what challenges he faces, he said, “In urban education, all the challenges are the same.
“I love being a principal. I am the person who is the glue that holds everything together for everyone…I solve problems and improve outcomes for young people.”