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Do you know students can advise you in ways that you cannot imagine? Dr. Marcus Campbell tells us how his students helped him come up with the dress code for the school. Additionally, Dr. Campbell tells us how his school changed the status quo and got more students to the AP classes regardless of their race.
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Key Talking Points
- How Marcus implemented dressing code in his school
- Race vs. Gender
- Breaking the status quo of the AP classes
- Being a better decision maker
Taking on Dress Code and AP Classes
Key Milestones of the Episodes
[05:10] The history of dress codes
[06:15] Adopting the Oregon chapter
[10:59] What shift happened to the dress code?
[17:02] Access and equity to AP classes
[24:47] How Marcus makes decisions
- “There’s nothing worse than being inconsistent.”
- “If you say you’re going to do something, follow through.”
- “Authentic leadership is a leader’s ability to lead with their mind their heart and their feet.”
- “If learning is our focus, let’s focus on the learning and leave the dressing.”
- “Do what you have to do when you have to do it regardless of how you feel.”
Frederick Douglas by Dr. David Blight
About Our Guest
Dr. Campbell earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at National College of Education, National Louis University in the fall of 2015.
Marcus Campbell also serves as the Assistant Superintendent/Principal at ETHS since 2013. In this role, he serves as the educational leader and chief administrator of all school operations at Evanston Township High School and is responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations, and procedures of the Board of Education to ensure that all students are educated and supported in a safe, equitable, culturally relevant and student-centered learning environment.
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