The Night Drive (TND) with Nobi De Lon and Embassy get enlightened on how to save lives through education in their interview with Gemar Mills, the executive director of College Achieve Paterson Charter School.
Mills emerged as a leader in education when he turned around Malcom X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey.
Quickly rising in public school education as math teacher, at 28, Mills took the head mantle as principal of Shabazz High School. At the time, it was the most underperforming school in Newark. Eleven years later, the high school is the complete opposite of what is was when Mills walked through its doors years ago.
Since, Mills has added a Dr. to his name and has returned to his home city of Patterson to prepare students to get into the top colleges of the country.
On the TND, Mills talks about his journey and why he is committed to educating the youth no matter the odds.
Nobi DeLon is a NJ based content creator, writer, educator, DJ, and radio personality obsessed with vintage Black glamour, hip hop, good conversation, reading, self-lovery, and hope. Always evolving, this proud mama of three considers herself most fearless when she is being creative behind a pen, podium or set of turntables. Oh, the soulful places you’ll go when you connect with Nobi by following her Instagram and her radio show, The Night Drive – @nightdriveradio
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