Investment in this fund allows us to expand our efforts to highlight the accomplishments of distinguished Illinoisans and to ‘pay it forward’ by encouraging excellence and principled civic engagement in young leaders. Our goals include: 1) connecting Student Laureates with senior members of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois who can act as mentors and encouragers; and 2) instilling in the next generation a commitment to lead “in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln” to the betterment of humanity.
We are ecstatic to announce the newest episode to our inaugural season of the Lincoln Laureate podcast.
Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall, Founding President and President Emerita of the internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Official Site.
Born in the Bronx and raised in Long Island, Dr. Marshall‘s first teaching experience brought her to Alsip, Illinois where she taught elementary and junior high school; ten years of educational administration, including as a Superintendent of Schools, before she was asked to design and lead the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
“Mind-shaping is world-shaping” says Marshall whose philosophy of education and leadership were influenced by, among others, Dr. Margaret Wheatley and Dr. Howard Gardner. “The learning conditions we immerse our children in, by design, will shape their minds, and their minds will shape our world. There is an inextricable connection between the future of learning and the future of humanity”.
For this episode, retired ABC Network Television News veteran Chris Bury leads the discussion.