Ynetia Campbell is a principal in a K-5 elementary school in one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee. She uses her background to reach other educators, students, parents, and community members. Her “real-life” staff developments like ‘Through My Eyes” awakened her true calling of what it means to be a school leader. Her family-centered staff development style has led to a culture shift at her current school and community. This shift has created student growth, Tennessee Reward School Status and the lowering of the school chronic absenteeism rate by over 50% in two years. Her non-traditional school supply list approach of “just bring your child to school each day” has bridged the gap between home and school. Over her twenty-one year career she has been a teacher, a school leader, and a speaker. “Every child deserves a champion” as Rita Pierson said, is a quote that Ynetia Campbell wholeheartedly believes. She thrives to help those around her to be champions for children by building relationships along the way.
M'lisa Bryant Miffleton