Journalist, PHS Alumna Carol Marin Inspires D211 Administrators at Leadership Workshop

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carolmarin2Carol Marin, an esteemed print and television journalist and 1966 alumna of Palatine High School, visited District 211 to kickoff the 2016 administrators Leadership Workshop by sharing inspirational stories from both her time as a student as well as a teacher.  Marin discussed the impact teachers had on her life by recognizing her potential to be an honors student. Her experience moved her to become a high school teacher at Dundee High School for two years where she could also try to encourage students to maximize their full potential.

Carol Marin visits District 211 during the 2016 Leadership Workshop.

Marin discussed the impact teachers had on her life by recognizing her potential to be an honors student.

During the leadership workshop, Marin led District 211 administrators in an exercise that encouraged them to recall moments they were impacted by a teacher or mentor, as well as share stories about students that had breakthroughs within the classroom.

Marin has worked for many major media outlets, including NBC 5 and as a CBS 2 news anchor and reporter in Chicago, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and current host of WTTW Channel 11’s “Chicago Tonight” news program twice a week. She is a winner of two Peabody Awards, two national Emmy Awards, two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University awards, and has been inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame and the Silver Circle of the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy.

Carol Marin poses with District 211 Superintendent of Schools Dan Cates.

Carol Marin poses with District 211 Superintendent of Schools Dan Cates.

Marin was recently named co-director of the new Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence at DePaul University and will resume her teaching career with investigative reporting classes starting this fall.