Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Newburgh Names New School Superintendent

The Newburgh Board of Education named a new Superintendent of Schools during a special meeting held last night.

Dr. Jackielyn Manning Campbell will take over as the new boss of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District on July 1, 2022. She comes from her current position as Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services, as well as Acting Superintendent, in the New Rochelle City School District, which she began in December 2020.

Campbell brings with her a 24-year career in education, mostly in Mount Vernon, New York City, White Plains, and New Rochelle. Her roles have included teacher, assistant principal, principal, and several top administrative posts.

Campbell believes in educational excellence for all students. By outlining a clear set of values and beliefs that is practiced and reinforced by all, she expects the District to soar. “A district that achieves excellence sets high expectations for students, staff, parents and families – and communicating that message regularly to all stakeholders will continue to be highly successful,” she stated.

In addition, Campbell also believes that a culturally responsive school district is a high priority. “We must commit to educating all children and continue to be driven by an equity lens,” she added. “Our promise will be that a child’s zip code, skin color, language, or disability does not predict success.”

Campbell’s vision is to embed inclusivity as a core tenet so that all faculty, staff, and students achieve their full potential enabled by an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Campbell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Lehman College, and a second Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Mercy College. She received her Doctoral degree in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in 2012.

In her spare time, the new school chief enjoys long walks and watching her two sons play baseball and basketball games.

Board of Education President Carole Mineo said, “It is a new day for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.” She also expressed appreciation to Ed Fogit and Onyx Peterson for undertaking additional responsibilities of Interim Superintendent and Acting Deputy Superintendent, respectively, during this transitional time. “The Board of Education is looking forward to working with Dr. Manning Campbell,” she concluded.

Campbell is filling a vacancy left by Roberto Padilla, who resigned last year amid several allegations.

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