Gerald Morrow

Gerald Morrow has over 30 years of experience in Chicago Public School. He spent 20 years as a school principal, most recently at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy. Prior to his role as school principal he worked as a teacher, dean, assistant principal, as well as instructional leader/coach.  He is the President of Wirepoints, an independent, nonprofit company delivering original research and commentary about Illinois’ economy and government. They are one of the leading organizations in research and data surrounding education funding and academic achievement.

He is an advocate of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). He has a thorough knowledge and understanding of SEL and made it a priority at DVCA via developing partnerships with DePaul, Mercy Clinic, Youth Guidance, Let’s Mentor and Bright Star Community Outreach (BSCO) who facilitate the University of Chicago Check and Connect Program and BSCO Trauma Center within the walls of Dunbar. He understands that some of his students are dealing with emotional crisis daily and there must be structures in place to provide coping strategies so students can feel emotionally safe and cared for in their learning environment in order for them to learn.

Morrow is currently working with Southside NAACP, COAL, CPS Black Student Success Group, and other community organizations for educational equity in the African American community. In addition to his educational leadership experience, he has spent 25 years as a basketball official, including ten years as a Division I official.