Principal Mauri Friestleben is the principal of North High School in Minneapolis. Prior to this school year, her first year at North, she spent 10 years at Lucy Laney Elementary in North Minneapolis. Her time there, her efforts and her radical approach to loving kids first is the focal point of a critically acclaimed documentary film titled "Love Them First: Lessons From Lucy Laney Elementary" a Kare11 documentary put together by Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin.
Principal Friestleben is a real life superhero and the impact that she is having on young kids in our city is priceless.
I encourage you to take some time when you have it and listen to our conversation either in the player below or wherever you get your favorite podcasts!
CLICK HERE for more information on the "Love Them First" documentary film including where you can see it for yourself!