Wildkit Way

Wildkit Way

Welcome to the Wildkit Way, a podcast that gives the mic to Dr. Marcus Campbell, the superintendent of Evanston Township High School. Join us on this audio journey as Dr. Campbell shares his stories and insights…and has honest, real conversations with people who make ETHS and our Wildkit community the incredible place it is. Check out the Wildkit Way wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

Episodes

March 22, 2024 14 mins

On this episode of the Wildkit Way, we focus on Dual Credit, a program at ETHS that gives Wildkits access to college-level courses to help them successfully transition to higher education. 

ETHS Math Department Chair Dale Leibforth and senior Katalin Maji join Dr. Marcus Campbell to talk about the growing program, its robust and unique college-level courses, and why all Wildkits should take advantage of it.

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In this episode, ETHS Superintendent Marcus Campbell sits down with ETHS alum Jackie Newsome to discuss her journey of being a justice seeker. Newsome shares experiences about how school can create spaces and pockets to care about and be connected to the lives of others.



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December 19, 2023 20 mins

In this episode, we explore the ETHS District goals and their significance in shaping the experiences of our students in their high school journey.

Dr. Campbell is joined by ETHS Board President Pat Savage-Williams and ETHS staff member Alicia Hart. Together, they discuss how the District goals serve as the driving force behind meaningful outcomes for ETHS Wildkits.

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November 3, 2023 15 mins

Student Voice. It can help shape their classroom, their school, and ultimately their own learning and growth.

On this episode of the Wildkit Way, Dr. Campbell sits down with Gabby Burnett and Romel Rojas-Leon, proud members of the Wildkit class of 2024. The students share their personal experiences, successes, challenges, and give invaluable advice on what it takes to feel belonging at ETHS.

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September 22, 2023 15 mins

How do we as a school community show up to ETHS each day? How do we honor, celebrate, support, and see each other?

In the first podcast of the 2023-24 school year, Dr. Marcus Campbell sits down with ETHS assistant superintendent and principal Taya Kinzie. And together they discuss the strategic priorities of the district, along with the commitment to be responsive to staff and student needs.



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March 17, 2023 30 mins

Community in the classroom: what is it and why is it important? 

On this episode of the Wildkit Way, ETHS superintendent Marcus Campbell sits down with ETHS teachers Ilma Lodhi and Kamasi Hill, along with social worker Britt Bodkin, to discuss what it takes to build community in the classroom post pandemic and why a sense of belonging is vital for student engagement and student success.



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February 24, 2023 21 mins

We continue to read about, see, and experience violence around the country and in our communities.  

In the second part of this special podcast episode, ETHS superintendent Marcus Campbell picks up his conversation with Ganae McAlpin-Toney, the ETHS Director of Equity, and Calvin Terrell, a motivational speaker and founder of the Social Centric Institute. 

The three of them continue to discuss the culture of viole...

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February 17, 2023 18 mins

We continue to read about, see, and experience violence around the country and in our communities. 

In a special two-part episode of the Wildkit Way, ETHS Superintendent Marcus Campbell is joined by Ganae McAlpin-Toney, the ETHS Director of Equity, and Calvin Terrell, a motivational speaker and founder of the Social Centric Institute.

The three of them sit down to discuss the culture of violence in our society and how we can address ...

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December 22, 2022 23 mins

Being the parent or guardian of a high schooler can be an exciting, eye-opening, and sometimes worrisome experience. Walking the halls at ETHS for students these days is quite different than 30, 20, even 10 years ago.


On this episode of the Wildkit Way, ETHS superintendent Marcus Campbell sits down with Evanston community members - two parents of ETHS students to gain perspective about their experience and learn from them as th...

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November 17, 2022 16 mins

The high school experience. How would you describe yours? What connects students to their school community?

On this episode of the Wildkit Way, ETHS Superintendent Marcus Campbell sits down with students to give us all a better understanding of “The Wildkit Experience.”



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September 16, 2022 17 mins

In this inaugural episode, “Healing Together” Dr. Campbell introduces you to the ETHS assistant superintendent and principal Taya Kinzie. And the two discuss their work to help transform the lives of students, while supporting staff this school year.

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