â€˜Chicagolandâ€™s Liz Dozier Gets Your Family Ready for School | Dozier Reflects On Her Experience As Principal At One Of Chicagoâ€™s Toughest High Schools and Provides Tips for Your Family's Best Academic Year Yet | Read More
'Chicagoland's' Liz Dozier
Gets Your Family Ready for School
Dozier Reflects On Her
Experience As Principal At One Of Chicago's Toughest High Schools
and Provides Tips for Your Family's Best Academic Year Yet
isn't quite ready to talk about her
In June, the former Fenger Academy
High School principal announced that she
would not be returning to the South Side
, Chicago based public school she
has served for the past six years.
admits, "Its definitely been an interesting and an enjoyable ride," the closing bell has rung and she
is ready to take the next step in her
, 37, was thrust into the spotlight in 2014, when CNN
brought cameras on school grounds for its eight-part docu-series "Chicagoland.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Police Department superintendent Garry McCarthy played major roles in the show, however it was Dozier who emerged as a beloved heroine - aggressively seeking funding and support for her school.
Despite the difficulties, Dozier
staff managed to transform the underperforming school by using restorative justice methods and integrating social-emotional learning into classrooms.
"When you think about where we were six years ago, and where the school stood when I left, it's in a much different place," says Dozier
shares several tips with EBONY for both students and parents on how to navigate "Back to School" season.