He accomplished the unthinkable, by drastically improving student test scores, created a safe school atmosphere and made the students believe in their selves, the school and in education again. Under his leadership the illustrious school pride and sports culture was featured on Sports Illustrated award winning series "Underdogs". In addition,Star-Ledger released a series of articles and documentary authenticating the school's turnaround.
Malcolm X Shabazz High in Newark's South Ward was on the verge of closing. A once-proud high school had been "taken over by students," according to the state. In response, a new principal, Gemar Mills, and his team built an environment of respect, discipline and order, transforming the school culture..
Principal Gemar Mills is a world renowned speaker. His high-energy presentation is electrifying and filled with research based strategies that are easy to implement. Topics range from changing mindsets to building capacity through professional development for teacher, students, and administrators.