Independence High Principal Dr. Todd Campbell is one of nine finalists for the 2015-16 Tennessee Principal of the Year.
“It means a lot to be nominated for such a prestigious award,” said Campbell. “I’m very humbled to know that my peers believe that our accomplishments here at Independence are deserving of state recognition.”
Each year a public school principal earns the distinction as Tennessee Principal of the Year. This award is given for meritorious service in education and outstanding leadership that leads to overall improvements in their school.
“For me, this recognition is not because of anything I’ve done, but for the hard work that our entire faculty and staff at Independence has done,” said Campbell. “I think this accomplishment personifies the success of this entire county and how relentless students, parents and all educational stakeholders are in aspiring to be nationally recognized through academics, the arts, and athletics.”
Nominations are received from the Principals’ Study Council Steering Committee. Nominees must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a principal and a minimum of five years’ experience in Tennessee public schools. All nominees must have a proven track record of exceptional gains in student learning.
Each of the nine finalists will now enter the interview stage. The winner will be honored during the annual Tennessee Education LEADership Conference October 26-28.