Race relations expert and leading author Dr. Derrick L. Campbell has seen the process for improving race relations between teachers and students fail over the decades. Is it the students? Is it the teachers? Is it leadership? Is it the parents? Or is there a different story?
Dr. Campbell has been in the trenches for over two decades as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. As a result, he has a radically different view and through his unique system has brought about a shift in the way teachers and students relate in the classroom. Dr. Campbell appreciates and shares with listeners the process required to promote positive racial teacher student classroom relationships.
Dr. Campbell is sometimes referred to as the Racism Exterminator for his ability to successfully transform the racism perceptions that students have regarding their teachers. His coaching skills brings the best out of people. His real-life infusion of practical examples and applications connects with his audience in an intimate, intense, and individual level.
Dr. Campbell has served as a central office and school based administrator. He is the creator of the process that eliminates the perception of racism in schools by empowering educators to promote positive racial teacher student classroom relationships. He is the author of the book—Promoting Positive Racial Teacher Student Classroom Relationships.
His successes include Camden County Technical High School (Pennsauken Campus), Burlington City Schools, and the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District. The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District principals attended a seminar on promoting positive racial teacher student classroom relationships and exclaimed on the school district Facebook Page that “a day of learning is a day of fun!” Woodstown-Pilesgrove Superintendent Tom Colman stated, “Dr. Campbell did his part and all we have to do is run with it.” According to Darrell Pope – Hutchinson Kansas NAACP President – “the promoting positive racial teacher student classroom relationships seminar is comprehensive, informative, and should be required training for all schools.” Joe Vas, former Perth Amboy mayor, reported that “the model that you use to analyze teacher-student relationships is a good one for most school districts”.
Dr. Campbell holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Rowan University. He has authored several books in the areas of improving race relations among teachers and students as well as enhancing marriages. He has hosted a radio talk show titled ‘Culturally speaking with Doctor Derrick’. He has lectured at various locations throughout the nation, including university and school conferences, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Iron sharpens Iron Men’s Conference, local worship centers, and other civic organizations.