Stoneleigh Fellow Ruth Abaya joined The Philadelphia Citizen’s Integrity Icon Philly Awards Ceremony as one of its five first-ever Integrity Icons.
What is integrity?
“Integrity is not something you do, it’s who you are,” said Richard Gordon IV, the principal at Paul Robeson High School. Gordon, who was also named Principal of the Year for 2020, shared that his earliest model of integrity was his mother, Cecilia Watkins. In the wake of Gordon’s father being incarcerated, she woke up at 5am every day to make sure Gordon and his younger brother arrived at their New Jersey school on time.