Nadia Lopez, principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., discusses her work in one of New York City's most challenging neighborhoods. Lopez gained national attention in 2015 when one of her students, Vidal Chastanet, told a photographer that Lopez was the person who influenced him most in life.
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