dr. andrew b. campbell (dr.abc)
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2022 Award for Excellence in Initial Teacher Education Winner: Andrew B. Campbell, Sessional Lecturer, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and learning in teacher education programs at OISE impacting the development of the next generation of excellent teachers. Winners are chosen based on demonstrated impact on teacher candidates, and the ability to foster enriching teaching and learning experience, as well as excellence in teaching and/or supervision in teacher education programs.
This year’s winner, Dr. Andrew B. Campbell, teaches in the Master of Teaching program where he serves as an instructor and course lead for the Anti-discriminatory Education course. In addition to his superlative teaching, he actively contributes to the creation of courses that mitigate institutional anti-Black racism, and create more inclusive policies, practices, and curriculum at OISE.
His students describe him as a caring, supportive and enthusiastic educator committed to student learning and development. His colleagues characterize Dr. ABC as a highly valued educator and colleague committed to engaged scholarship and educational change.
The Gown: African Scholars Awards 2021 – Distinguished African-Caribbean Award
Dr. Andrew B. Campbell (DR. ABC) is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with a PhD. In Educational Leadership, Policy, and Diversity. He is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) and has been an educator for over 25 years in Jamaica, The Bahamas and Canada.
His education and advocacy journey began back in Jamaica in 1995 as a reading specialist focusing on black boys who were disengaged by the system and unable to read. He has spent the last 14 years connected to his passion of working with educational leaders in the Caribbean and continues to work with the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) as a course developer, coordinator, and professor, facilitating courses on educational leadership and diversity studies, working with educators from over 14 different Caribbean islands.
His research and teaching focus on issues of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Racism/Ant-Black Racism, Educational Leadership, Black LGBTQI+ and Teacher Performance Evaluation. He has presented at numerous peer-reviewed academic conferences and has delivered many presentations as a workshop facilitator, keynote, and motivational speaker.
He loves people, food, fashion, and traveling. He is presently an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Teaching (MT) Program at OISE, at the University of Toronto and an adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens University (online) in the Professional Master of Education (PME) program. He has authored two books: “Teachable Moments with DR. ABC: A Spoonful for the Journey (2015)” and “The Invisible Student in the Jamaican classroom” (2018)