Former Superintendent, Federal Way Public SchoolsWashington
Dr. Tammy Campbell is the former superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) in Washington. FWPS is the most diverse district in the state and serves more than 23,000 students in 37 schools. Recognized by Seattle Magazine as one of the 25 most influential leaders in the Seattle region, Campbell led the district in increasing overall graduation rates and rates for students of color. During her tenure, FWPS boosted college enrollment and completion; expanded access to Advanced Placement courses; and provided more opportunities for students in career and technical education programs to earn industry recognized certifications while still in high school.
Growing up in the Louisiana Delta during a time of de facto segregation, Campbell became convinced that schools can be “game changers” for students and communities. Her work at FWPS involved a systems approach to racial equity, where every staff member engaged in professional learning about dismantling structures that limit opportunities for students of color and vulnerable children.
Campbell began her decades-long career in education as a classroom teacher. She was also a principal; executive director of teaching and learning; executive director of instructional programs; assistant superintendent of teaching and learning; and a member of the faculty at an institution of higher education.