The job of a school principal can be tough – especially when it comes to making important decisions about the student body. And Lisa Love had to make a very difficult call in March 2017 – one that ultimately led to her suspending hundreds of children from her high school, in fact. After making her judgment, though, she needed to give an explanation.
A resident of Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, Love began her career in education back in August 1998. At that time, she became a middle school principal in the Shelby County school district, located in Memphis, Tennessee. And Love worked in the district for the next 18 years before leaving in July 2016.
From there, Love moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and got a job with that city’s school district. In fact, in January 2017 she was named the new principal of Harrisburg High School and was therefore tasked with improving several areas of the institution – including the academic success of the students.