Mrs. LaGuardia is the principal at Kim's first public school. Though students tease her about her name's association with the LaGuardia airport, she's generally well liked and respected. She approaches Kim about applying for private high school, and when she realizes that Kim is functionally on her own in that regard, Mrs. LaGuardia helps Kim apply and get into Harrison Prep.
Mrs. LaGuardia Quotes in Girl in Translation
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"Honey, look at me."
I was so startled by the word "honey" that I obeyed. I had heard Mrs. Avery using it for Annette. This was not a word principals used back home.
Mrs. LaGuardia Character Timeline in Girl in Translation
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...could make Ma proud as she watches Annette and Tyrone win all the academic awards. Mrs. LaGuardia stands to speak. Kim is barely listening as she announces that Tyrone got into Hunter... (full context)