Dr. Christopher S. Campbell
Dear Students, Staff, Families, and Community Members of the Plymouth Public Schools,
I would like to take this opportunity to express how proud and honored I am to serve Plymouth as Superintendent. While I am new to the Superintendency, I am not new to our school district or this great community. I have had the honor of serving as Assistant Superintendent of the Plymouth Public Schools for the last 12 years and have also been a Plymouth resident for the past 21 years. In addition to its great education system, my wife and I have always been impressed with what Plymouth has to offer its residents. As a school administrator and parent of three children in this school system, I have always appreciated the tremendous support this community has shown our District. I care deeply about Plymouth and its overall well-being.
I deeply believe in a quality and comprehensive education for all students. Plymouth is known not only for its academic and extracurricular programs, but also for the positive and healthy relationships between staff and students. I take very seriously how you have entrusted the young people of this community to our care and have no doubt our staff will give their best day in and day out.
This community and our entire nation have faced great challenges and uncertainty. While we have very demanding times ahead, we must continue to work together to find creative solutions. I believe strongly that locally is where all sectors can make the most difference. It’s where we need to concentrate our best thinking and our best efforts. The collective good-will of this community has been inspiring throughout this pandemic. I have no doubt we all will come out stronger than ever in the end if we continue to work together.
There are certain values and beliefs that guide my decision-making as a leader. To begin, students come first. Our decisions and plans should always have the best interest of students in mind; we must find equitable solutions that provide the necessary resources and support to ensure each student thrives. Next, relationships are paramount. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of leadership and are essential for supporting student success. Collaboration and collective responsibility are critical. We are all here to serve students. Our charge as a public school is to develop the whole person; it is equally important for our District to develop the character of our students and teach children the importance of respect, honesty, perseverance, diversity and inclusivity. And lastly, but perhaps most importantly, families are the first and most influential teachers of their children. Respecting and welcoming all families into the school community supports the achievement of all students.
I look forward to an outstanding year for all of us. I am excited to be serving as Superintendent and to soon have the opportunity to meet each of you. Together, I know we will create schools and pathways for our students that will foster their success and continue to make us all proud.
With great pride,
Christopher S. Campbell, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools