Dr. Tammy Campbell
Superintendent, Federal Way Public Schools
WHY YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH IGNITE?
IGNITE aligns with our district goals of equity and access by positioning our scholars so they can do incredible things. Having the opportunity to participate in career tours, coding workshops, job shadows and other experiences allows our girls to see a future for themselves that would not have been possible. Additionally, we are focused on disrupting patterns in which girls are not given the same opportunities as their male counterparts.
HOW HAS IGNITE INSPIRED YOU?
I am inspired by the opportunities that our scholars have been provided. I know these type of learning experiences are game changers for our young people.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE OUR WIDER COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT IGNITE?
IGNITE is allowing FWPS to ensure our scholars have a bright future!
MORE ABOUT DR. CAMPBELL
A passionate, transformational leader who builds a shared vision and strong collaborative relationships, Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell’s upbringing as young girl in the Louisiana Delta convinced her schools are “game changers” for students and communities. That awareness led her to accomplish many firsts in her family including high school valedictorian, first college graduate, and first doctoral student. At every milestone, she would reflect on her journey and the key people who lifted her toward her dreams. She came to realize those who shared her journey without fail were teachers.
Dr. Tammy Campbell brings over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, principal, executive director of teaching and learning, and executive director of instructional programs. Her experience includes a leadership role at University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership, and most recently, assistant superintendent for learning and teaching.
In her fourth year as superintendent in Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS), Dr. Campbell leads multiple efforts to improve achievement for ALL 23,000+ scholars. Through her leadership, graduation rates have increased to their highest levels ever, while most recently passing the largest construction bond of over a half a billion dollars.
Over the course of her educational career, she has framed her leadership approach so that student results are the focus, staff voice and empowerment are essential, authentic community and family partnerships support efforts, and data coupled with research-based practices are the guide to building systems of support and accountability.
Receiving her doctoral degree and superintendent’s certification from Washington State University, Dr. Campbell also holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, a principal certification from Eastern Washington University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Additionally, she attended the Harvard Institute for Superintendents. She has served as an adjunct professor in the principal and teacher certification programs at University of Washington, Washington State University, Seattle University and Gonzaga University demonstrating her commitment to growing future teacher and principal leaders.