Campbell named principal at Chowan Middle
From staff reports
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Alton Campbell has been named principal of Chowan Middle School effective Aug. 23. He is currently principal at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, where he has served in that role for the past two years. Campbell replaces John Lassiter, who is now principal of Hertford Grammar in Perquimans County.
“We are extremely excited that Mr. Campbell will be joining our administrative team at Chowan Middle School,” said Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson. “I am confident that he will rise to the challenge and provide strong leadership for the school.”
Prior to becoming a principal, Campbell served as an assistant principal at Farmville Central in Pitt County. There he also taught middle grades math and science. Campbell began his teaching career in Bertie County at Bertie County High School, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2013. Campbell entered teaching in 2009 through the Teach for America Corps, leaving a career in banking behind to follow his dream to become an educator.
Campbell holds a master’s degree in school administration from Elizabeth City State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in business administration and received his teaching credentials from East Carolina University. Campbell has been selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Education Fellow serving in the capacity as a Congressional Fellow, and was selected as a committee member on former Gov. Pat McCrory’s Teacher Advisory Council. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Golden Key International Honor Society. He has also served as a mentor and coached girls basketball at the middle school level.