Ashlynn Campbell, Ed.S. (2012) in Leadership for Learning, was named principal at Harrison High School in Cobb County School District. Before this appointment, Campbell taught English for 16 years and was an assistant principal for six years.
Campbell was interviewed by Martha Dalton, WABE-Atlanta’s NPR Station, about the long hours and high expectations that are part of the job. “The day does not end at 3:30 because there are events that go on after school,” she said. “But that’s what we want. We want our students to stay and be involved.”
On the first day of school, Campbell visited every classroom to introduce herself. She wants the students to have ‘face time’ with her and feel that she is accessible to them. “You really do have to think about the school as a whole — everything from athletics to academics to fine arts to financial decisions,” she said. “It’s very important that I know who our teachers are, what’s important to them, know our students.”
Campbell also received her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership at KSU in 2008 before completing her Specialist in Education. Excellence in the profession of education runs in the family as Campbell’s mother, Dr. Judy Patterson, is a former member of the Bagwell College of Education faculty.
Congratulations Ashlynn! We are proud of you!