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Local principal pens his school's turnaround story

A former Oklahoma City principal has a new book that chronicles the passion and strategy he deployed in leading a cultural shift at a once-troubled elementary school.

Lee Roland, who spent 12 years as principal of Tulakes Elementary in the Putnam City Schools district in northwest Oklahoma City, released "Fantastic Voyage" earlier this month, in which he writes about his time as principal, often sharing the way he motivated teachers, welcomed parents and worked alongside students, most of whom came from impoverished homes.


Chanel Brown