Kelin Mark

Kelin Mark became principal of Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center this summer and is the district’s first Black male to hold the position. Mark hopes his historic status inspires his Black students to succeed and possibly enter the education field as adults.

“I know even when students are not in building I’m having an impact on my school, a kid’s life and my community,” Mark said. “That’s a fulfilling feeling in itself. … I encourage others, especially my African American males, to pursue education.” (Photo/Ben Lashar)

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