Dr. Tammy Campbell, Federal Way Public Schools
Tammy Campbell, Ed.D., is the superintendent in residence for Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) in Washington where she has been a leader in positioning students to seize their bright futures. In her seventh and final year with the district, she’ll serve as the executive coach and mentor to the incoming superintendent. Under Campbell’s leadership, FWPS has earned regional and state accolades, including the board of directors being named the Large District Board of the Year by the Washington State School Directors’ Association, and Campbell being recognized as one of the 25 most influential leaders in the Seattle region by Seattle Magazine. Campbell began her career in education as a classroom teacher and brings over 24 years of experience to her role as superintendent. She has served as a principal, executive director of teaching and learning, executive director of instructional programs, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, and higher ed faculty at Washington State University, Gonzaga University, Seattle University and the University of Washington. Campbell says her upbringing in the Louisiana Delta in a time of de facto segregation convinced her that schools are game changers for students and communities. That awareness led her to accomplish many firsts in her family, including high school valedictorian, college graduate and becoming the first to receive a doctorate. At every milestone, Campbell says she reflected on her journey and the key people who helped her achieve her dreams. Without fail, teachers were the people who lifted her up and believed she could do incredible things.