This article tells the story of Newark’s Shabazz High School where a “turnaround” principal left the school after changing the culture at the school. Fortunately for Shabazz, his replacement won over students and faculty by showing how much he cares for everyone in the school.Source:
Nick Chiles, The Atlantic, June 17, 2016Description:
It wasn’t long into Damon Holmes’s tenure as the new principal of Malcolm X Shabazz High School this fall that Sharon Cook, an administrator at Shabazz, knew the school and students were going to be okay under the new guy. Cook was having a meeting with Holmes in the principal’s office when he suddenly stopped talking. In mid-sentence. Cook wondered what prompted the dramatic pause—until she glanced around and saw a student hovering outside. Holmes had interrupted his meeting with a key staff member because one student needed his help. Cook instantly realized that in Holmes’ eyes, students come before everything else.Read the full article here!