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noun as in person in charge of organization, often an educational one

noun as in original amount of property either owned or owed

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Rickie Stanley, Hill’s former teammate at Mount Vernon High and now the assistant principal at the school, sensed something was wrong.

The teenager was an “all-around good soul,” said Damon Monteleone, principal of Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.

I got promoted at a very young age to assistant principal, and yeah, I was off and running.

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The principal treatments for cancer at the time consisted of surgery and radiation.

However, as a former teacher and principal and in my experience as an educator, I can tell you, when I have 15 students in front of me versus 28, I am able to give more specialized attention to those 15 students.

The leak suggests that Mr. Obama remains blind to the principal cause of his foreign policy woes.

The Spire rests on the same basic principal as the old-school fountains.

But younger members of the community who encountered the man as a principal had a different tale to tell.

He recalled one event, when he was playing with a friend, Areah, when the principal came outside and found them.

In an ultra-Orthodox enclave of upstate New York, a former student has accused a principal of sex acts.

This is the first and principal point at which we can stanch the wastage of teaching energy that now goes on.

"The Smoker," and "Mother and Daughter," a triptych, are two of her principal pictures.

It is the principal waste-product of metabolism, and constitutes about one-half of all the solids excreted—about 30 gm.

The principal room or "hall" will accommodate about 1,000 persons, the remaining portion of the premises being let off in offices.

Thomas Barnes, principal editor of the Times newspaper, died in London, aged 56.


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