The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show Ousted Principal Responds Listen 26 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/27594/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Debbie Almontaser is the former head of Khalil Gibran International Academy, New York City's first Arabic-language public school. She's currently seeking reinstatement as principal in the wake of controversy surrounding the school's curriculum.