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A Principal, Her Dad, a Marathon, and a Sweet Tale of Thanksgiving

A Principal, Her Dad, a Marathon, and a Sweet Tale of Thanksgiving

But the tough conditions reinforced her purpose: To raise funds and awareness for Mitchell Elementary, the underprivileged school on the city’s southwest side where she serves as principal. “To me, it was five hours of facing winds that were blowing you backward,” Andrewlevich, 42, told Runner’s World . “To so many of the kids and families at my school who are battling challenges, that’s every day.” *** Mitchell receives few resources from the city and lags in academic achievement. Every student receives free school lunch, and the school ranks 136th out of 140 citywide in academic performance. Those are the numbers. The reality Andrewlevich saw when she first arrived in 2015 was that the school had rodents and fleas, the hallways smelled of urine, and many kids didn’t have clothing to wear during winter in Philadelphia. Her story was first detailed on Philly.com . But it’s...

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