Marcus Campbell, associate principal of Academic Affairs and Student Supports at ETHS, was named as Assistant Superintendent/Principal of Evanston Township High School District 202, effective July 1, 2013. He will succeed Oscar Hawthorne, who has resigned to take on new career opportunities after four years of service at ETHS.
As assistant superintendent/principal, Mr. Campbell will be the chief administrator in charge of all school operations. He will be responsible for administration of the educational program, building management, pupil personnel services and oversight of all student activities.
Superintendent Eric Witherspoon made the announcement after Monday’s School Board meeting following a unanimous vote by the ETHS District 202 Board of Education. “Marcus Campbell is an extraordinary educator and instructional leader,” said Dr. Witherspoon. “He is highly respected and admired by faculty, staff and parents at ETHS. We are very fortunate that he will be serving in this position, and I look forward to the positive impact he will have.”
Mr. Campbell began his career in education teaching English at ETHS. During his teaching career, he also served as an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher and coordinator. In 2010-11 he was promoted to Special Programs director, in 2011-12 he became director for Student Supports and Racial Equity. He was promoted to associate principal for Academic Affairs and Student Supports in 2012.
Mr. Campbell earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He earned his master’s degree in education from DePaul University. He anticipates defending a doctorate in educational leadership and supervision in spring of 2013.