Marcus Campbell addresses District 202 Board of Education after selection as superintendent.

Marcus Campell will be listening all over town.

The new superintendent of Evanston Township High School/District 202 is going to have a series of meetings with ETHS stakeholders, to “establish an effective and collaborative process” of communicating with students, families, staff,and other community members, according to a District 202 release.

Campbell was with ETHS for 20 years, the last nine as principal, before being chosen by the school board to replace Eric Witherspoon, who retired earlier this year.

The “Listening and Learning Series” will include a Community Advisory Council, made up of parents, residents, students, and Evanston leaders; “Wildkit Walkabouts,” where students can share opinions on how the school year is going; “Talking Circles,” a chance for Campbell and new principal Taya Kinzie to meet with staff from all employee groups; and “Community Talk Backs,” where the superintendent and other school officials will gather with residents in various parts of town “to help build and strengthen relationships in the community and together define values, purpose, and goals.”

Schedules and locations for all of the events will be announced. Information on nominating someone for the Community Advisory Council will be released soon.

Campbell will also host a “Wildkit Way” podcast starting later this month.

In the news release, the new superintendent is also quoted as saying that following the staff welcome, Open House for families, and return of students, “‘there is a feeling of solidarity, support, and enthusiasm around the high school. We will only get stronger from here.'”

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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