Principal Habeeb Quadri greets students after a morning assembly at the MCC Academy's campus in Skokie, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The school holds a daily assembly where students have a chance to be recognized and take leadership roles.
Principal Habeeb Quadri wrote an essay detailing how the MCC Academy has built character and fostered community among students at the Chicago-area Islamic parochial school. Quadri has structured the school to recognize students for achievement, making a point to visit with individual students and to recognize them for their contributions to the student body.
Photo by Alyssa Schukar