Dr. Monique Campbell is the principal of The School for Integrated Learning. The School for Integrated Learning is located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It is a District 17 school and a Title I school. Dr. Campbell wrote the VITAL Libraries grant in order to carry out her vision for her school library. The school library is one where empathy is learned through exposure to reading books, students learn study habits and inquiry skills, they learn to be critical thinkers, to create, to imagine, to grow, laugh, and learn. We selected her school because of this strong vision and her deep love for her students.
A few years before the VITAL Libraries grant program became available, Dr. Campbell had written a Reso A grant in order to gut the room that would become the school library. The "before" photos below are what the library looked like during the demolition and renovation process.