Gordo Elementary Principal Jeff Campbell is set to run for Pickens County Superintendent of Education

Jeff Campbell

A dedicated leader with a diverse background in education will pursue the office of Superintendent of Education in the Republican Primary in March 2024. Jeff Campbell is a product of the Pickens County School System and has worked in the field of education for the past 17 years. Campbell started his teaching career in the Muscle Shoals City School System before accepting a position in the Tuscaloosa County School System where he worked for 13 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. During his time as an educator, Campbell has had the opportunity to teach in a Blue-Ribbon School System and serve as principal in one of the largest school districts in the State. Campbell stated “My career goal has always been to serve the students in the county that I grew up in. My fifteen-year path back home has allowed me to learn under and alongside some of the best teachers and leaders in the field of education. These opportunities have molded me into the educator that I am today and allowed me to create a vision of what successful leadership encompasses.” In 2021 Jeff was able to fulfill his dream of coming back home to the Pickens County School System to serve as principal of Gordo Elementary. Campbell Stated “We are blessed here in Pickens County to have communities that value our schools and the importance of education. There are not many counties throughout the State of Alabama that have the community support and pride that we have here in Pickens County. I have no doubt that if we channel that support and pride in all areas of education our schools will show tremendous growth and close many of the academic gaps in place today.”  

Jeff is married to Anita Campbell, and they have three children. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership. “Successful leadership begins with building trusting relationships and listening to all who have a vested interest in the students of Pickens County. The students in our schools are the future of Pickens County. I will tell anyone I speak with during these next several months that I am not a politician; I am an educator  that expects every child in our school system to have a positive learning experience provided by compassionate, caring, and dedicated educators! I look forward to building relationships throughout Pickens County over these next several months,” said Campbell.

See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.
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