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Frankford High’s new principal visits Northwood Civic

Ed Koch, the new principal,  also spoke briefly at the Frankford CDC board meeting before going over to St. James.

Plans were in the works for Koch, a 34-year veteran of the School District of Philadelphia, to become principal at the high school.

When he arrived for the visit, he saw students hanging outside.

“I thought they were there to valet park,” he said.

Inside, he saw students roaming the hallways like they were at a mall.

“I thought I was at Macy’s and missed a sale,” he said.

Read the entire story on the Northeast Times.

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Frankford at the Philly Film Fest

From the Allentown Morning Call:

Pressure Cooker: On the menu is a tasty documentary, in the ”Spellbound” tradition, which tracks a handful of Frankford High School students as they compete for scholarships to culinary colleges. Under the guidance of Culinary Arts instructor Wilma Stephenson, the kids learn life lessons at the same time they’re slicing and dicing. Screens 6:30 p.m. March 28, The Prince, 4:45 p.m. March 29, Ritz East 1 and 7:30 p.m. April 4, Black Box at Prince.

See the entire festival schedule and ticket information here.

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Frankford High School

KatieRose Keenan of the Northeast Times again reports on the new principal at Frankford High.

Edward Koch, the newly appointed principal at Frankford High School, knows that to effectively maintain order in any school, you first must be respected by your students.
“As a principal, you don’t have to be loved but you have to be respected. That’s the only way students are going to take you seriously,” explained Koch.

Read the entire story here.