SUPERINTENDENT SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Fields (Campbell County)

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The Superintendent Spotlight for March is Jennifer Fields from Campbell County Schools. She has been the Director of Schools in her district for one year.

Ms. Fields has had a very busy first year, and she shared some of the exciting things taking place in Campbell County Schools:

  • Improving the safety of our schools by adding two additional SROs and three additional nurse positions. Our district now has a full-time SRO at each of our 13 schools as well as 11 schools that have a full-time or part-time nurse.

  • Building the capacity of our teachers through high quality professional development in standards aligned instruction in all content areas, portfolio training, and implementation of Unit Starters.

  • Empowering and promoting leadership through the district's new Aspiring Leader Academy and our Teacher Leader Network.

  • Leadership support opportunities for administrators have been implemented. We proudly have principals and an assistant principal participating in GASL, the Rural Principal Network, and the Turn Around Principal Cohort.

  • The Ayers Institute is delivering Instructional Coaching Training to the academic coaches that have been placed in each school in the district.

  • Early Post Secondary Opportunities are being increased through the addition of CTE classes being offered and providing transportation to our students who wish to take classes at TCAT.

WOW! Keep up the amazing work, Ms. Fields!

“The favorite part of my job is visiting schools and supporting my students, teachers, and staff. I want each and every one of them to feel valued and encouraged. I am my happiest and most fulfilled when I am helping and building up others.”

“It is difficult to say I have a favorite memory since this is my first year as director and everything is actually in the present, but a very special moment for me was hiring an excellent assistant principal who was also a former student of mine. As a product of the Campbell County School System and 26 year educator in the district serving as a teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and now director or schools, I am deeply connected to this community and am honored to serve in this capacity.”