Leading with love makes anything possible.

That's the message we took away from the time we spent with an extraordinary leader who dared to dream big for his school.

We'd like you to meet Mr. Toliver, a principal who believed that his students could achieve anything and who taught these kids to believe in themselves.

Watch how Principal Toliver created a culture of teamwork and tenacity, and led his school to become National Vocabulary Bowl Champions.


Episode 3: Mr. Toliver's Story

Mr. Toliver's Story is Episode 3 in our documentary series: If You Had the Words… Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we roll out the rest of the series.

These inspiring people — and their stories — are the heart and soul of every school. If you have a story you'd like to share, drop us a line at [email protected]

Vocabulary.com would like to thank Meridian Hill Pictures, the award-winning filmmakers who brought these special stories to life. It was an honor to collaborate with their talented team.

We'd also like to thank the following schools and their administrators, staff and students for their generosity during this project: Nimitz High School, Buck Lodge Middle School, Margate Middle School.