Chiefs for Change, a national network of state and district education leaders, welcomed Dr. Tammy Campbell to the organization on April 20.
The four newest members recently announced include Superintendent Campbell; Monica Goldson, CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland; Diana Greene, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools in Florida; and Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools in Tennessee.
Members meet virtually to share work of their own systems, and discuss how to reopen schools, accelerate student learning, expand access to postsecondary opportunities, and close the digital divide.
The organization believe education in the United States is a fundamental right, and work to advance policies and practices that ensure safe schools, educational access, provide high-quality instruction materials, and create affordable pathways to college and other careers.
“With our work in Federal Way Public Schools being recognized at the local and national level, I’m excited to join Chiefs for Change as a leader advocating for better outcomes for students,” Campbell said.
Other members from Washington include Superintendent of Highline Public Schools Susan Enfield and Superintendent of Everett Public Schools Ian Saltzman.
Chiefs for Change is a bipartisan group of 43 members, 36 that are actively serving as chiefs. Of that group, 29 are district chiefs and seven are state chiefs. Fifty-six percent of members are leaders of color, and 42 percent are women.
“Covid-19 has taken a tremendous toll on children and families, but these leaders, like others in our network, have persevered with a deep commitment to the communities they serve,” said said Chiefs for Change Board Chair and San Antonio Independent School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez. “The chiefs are helping to ensure that students emerge from the pandemic with the support they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.”
For more information about the Chiefs for Change nonprofit, visit chiefsforchange.org.