A Message from Mrs. Kate Campbell
Welcome to the start of the new school year at the Jackson Elementary School. I would like to introduce myself, Kate Campbell, as the principal. I am joining the Plainville team after 21 years of education in Attleboro and bring with me a variety of background experiences and teaching. During my career, I have been connected to many different aspects of student learning, working at both the elementary and middle school levels. The majority of my career has been as an elementary classroom, special education teacher, coach, and principal. I have been lucky enough to join forces with many wonderful students, families and colleagues. While working in the classroom and coaching, I have made many connections to curriculum, diverse styles of learning, as well as student needs and personalities. I am continually invigorated by setting our expectations high, but amazed by witnessing what providing encouragement and support can accomplish.
I would like to assure you I understand children. I recognize student needs, their capabilities, emotions, day to day challenges as well as the power of a reassuring smile. I believe it is important for all children to know they are a part of a smaller community (family), a bigger community (class and school) as well as a part of the larger world around us. They are important, and we need to make sure they know this. Students need to trust the adults around them to provide a safe atmosphere to learn in. They need to feel comfortable enough to realize asking questions is a wonderful thing. I feel clear expectations and boundaries are important for a learning environment. Every student should be given an equal opportunity to grow and develop into the courteous, responsible and positive community members we know they can be. Following school rules, taking turns, acting respectful to peers and adults, speaking with polite words, and trying your best each and every day are ways students contribute to the safety and success of our school.
I am looking forward to being a part of the Jackson community. We will continue the journey as we guide our students into becoming inquisitive, independent, life-long learners. As educators we are responsible to help form individuals who have the ability and confidence to make a difference big or small in the world around them.
Please feel comfortable emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns or questions you may have. As a parent myself, I understand the importance of feeling confident that your child is in a positive, nurturing, learning environment. You can also call the school and leave a message-I will get back to you ASAP. I am usually out and about in the classrooms supporting the teaching and learning that is going on, but know how strongly I feel about positive, open communication between home and school.
Jackson Elementary Principal