April Leong

Liberation Diploma Plus High School

April Leong started her career in District 79 as an English teacher and family group advisor. Duringher teaching career at High School Redirection, April was awarded the Allan Houston My Teacher isMy Hero Award. Leong was also responsible for creating many innovative programs in youth development and community service. April was an integral member of the team that brought the nationally recognized member of Alternative High School Initiative, Diploma Plus to New York City. As an Assistant Principal, April successfully transformed two under performing suspension sites and received awards of recognition for outstanding leadership from her staff, Principal and Superintendent. Finally,with a Bachelor's degree from Baruch, Masters Degrees from both the College of St. Rose and Brooklyn College, she conceived, developed and opened her own alternative high school and is now the founding principal of Liberation Diploma Plus High School, where she continues to be a strong student.