New Principal Named at Embattled Shuang Wen School

The embattled Shuang Wen School has a new principal. Department of Education officials have appointed Iris Chiu, a 19-year veteran of the city school system, as the interim principal at the Lower East Side’s Shuang Wen P.S. 184 school.

Chiu replaces longtime school leader Ling Ling Chou, who was reassigned to administrative duties last week amidst nine DOE investigations ongoing at the school, including allegations about improprieties in enrollment practices, after-school programs and other issues. Chou had headed the Cherry Street school since it opened 12 years ago.