Dr. Gemar Mills of Paterson, NJ is an accomplished educator, author, and a visionary community leader. Dr. Mills is world renowned for the turnaround success of bringing Malcolm X Shabazz HS from being a failing school with threats of being shut down, to becoming one of Newark, NJ’s top performing schools. Mills became the principal of Shabazz HS at the age of 27.
Dr. Mills used his innovative approaches to urban education and his unwavering commitment to empowering underserved youth to continue his mission. In 2017 Dr. Mills opened his own school College Achieve Paterson Charter serving grades K-12. With a passion for fostering positive change, he continues to inspire through his transformative work in education and community development.