Standing and Delivering – The Principal’s Story

Standing and Delivering: What the Movie Didn’t Tell by Henry Gradillas and Jerry Jesness, is the story of Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, which was featured in the film Stand and Deliver (1988). Gradillas was Garfield’s principal from 1980 to 1987. During this time the school gained fame for Jaime Escalante and his AP calculus students. This book tells how Gradillas lead a failing school that made amazing progress. Escalante is quick to credit Henry’s leadership. Every school leader and future leader should read this book.

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