MILWAUKEE — North Division Excessive College Principal, Keith Carrington handed away unexpectedly after a medical complication Monday.
Carrington was a husband, father, and mentor to the group, devoted to mentioning the following technology by schooling. He labored as an educator with Milwaukee Public Faculties (MPS) for 25 years impacting the lives of 1000’s.
“He was the face of a optimistic African American man. He was a father to many youngsters who did not have these father figures and simply an advocate for the 53206 zip code the place North Division was housed, the place it’s the most incarcerated zip code for African American males. He needed to simply be that pillar of sunshine,” stated his spouse Tanzanique Carrington.
Keith met Tanzanique 25 years in the past whereas she was working at a financial institution.
“He would at all times come and await me. In the future he simply got here as much as me and was like ‘I am gonna say this actually quick, however I discover you very enticing, would go for a stroll within the park with me?’ I stated certain,” stated Tanzanique.
The 2 took a protracted stroll in Estabrook Park the place they then started to dream and manifest their impacts on Milwaukee.
“We talked about eager to be those who gave again to the group, probably constructing facilities for youth, probably not realizing that we’d find yourself in schooling.”
Their careers would rework into being principals throughout completely different MPS faculties, ultimately main Keith to North Division Excessive College in 2016.
“He labored actually exhausting to show that place into a spot the place individuals could possibly be proud to say they go to.”
TMJ4 interviewed Keith again in 2019 the place he shared his objective to remodel North Division Excessive College into a spot the place individuals noticed success.
“This has in all probability been the most important problem of my schooling profession,” Keith beforehand stated.
Tanzanique has obtained an outpouring of assist from the North Division group, together with college students who noticed Principal Carrington as a mentor.
“I checked out him as a father determine after I misplaced mine and it was simply the embrace of, you realize, you are not alone, you continue to have me as your dad right here, and he has lived as much as that ever since I can bear in mind,” stated Myisha Jude, a former pupil.
Transferring ahead, Tanzanique hopes to hold on his influence by schooling.
“My subsequent transfer is to simply honor his legacy of him.”
The household hopes to carry a funeral at North Division Excessive College within the coming weeks.
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