August 5, 2013
Welcome to a new school year! My name is Tiffany Campbell and I have the privilege to serve you as the new Principal of San Marcos Middle School. I follow in the footsteps of Mrs. Hunt, whose brief tenure will have a lasting impact on students and staff. She will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on a larger number of students in her new role at the District Office.
I am humbled and honored to be able to join the Crusader educational community. As an Assistant Principal for the last seven years at San Marcos High School, I have had the opportunity to see firsthand how well-prepared San Marcos Middle School students are for high school. Moreover, spending time in Crusader country at the end of last year allowed me to see the dedication of teachers to the academic and social success of their students.
My two decades in education have taken me to places both far and wide – from the city of New Orleans to the “bush” of Alaska to the Hill Country of Texas and many places in between. While locations may have changed, my core beliefs about education have remained. That every student - no matter their circumstance - deserves and is entitled to a high quality education that gives them knowledge not only for today, but prepares them for any future endeavors they wish to pursue. In practical terms this means I am committed to ensuring ours is a school in which students are exposed everyday to relevant curriculum and are challenged by instruction that encourages critical thinking and logic, creativity, and problem solving skills. It also means that I am equally committed to ensuring that every student feels able to reach their fullest potential, that they feel respected and valued for who they are as people and for the individual strengths they hold, and that they feel safe and secure in their environment. In this regard we work together as educators and parents to help our students grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
In the middle school years our children navigate uncharted waters. They leave the safe harbor of childhood behind and begin their exploration into the early stages of young adulthood. They begin to lay claim to personality and habits they will carry with them as adults. As the adults in their life, this time affords us the opportunity to be positive influences not only for these years, but for long into the future. As educators, we recognize that we have been entrusted with precious cargo - the sons and daughters of our community. I truly look forward to working with the Crusader family to help guide our students through this upcoming school year.
San Marcos Middle School