Staff Spotlight: Mike Campbell, Principal, Stanly Academy
By William Xiong
This year, Stanly Academy has gained a new principle. Mr. Campbell, former principal at South Stanly, has begun the school year with new strategies in order to improve the overall performance of the students. As a student myself, I like the changes he has done for the school so far. One of the many things he has done is change the school uniform rules. He seems to understand and have little trouble dealing with the kids at SALC, but we the students still know very little about him and since I am in Mr. Carte’s Print Media class, I have the privilege of interviewing him personally. With a little bit of thought, I have created some simple questions to ask him during the interview:
WX: Where are you originally from?
MC: “I am originally from Hamlet, North Carolina in Richmond County.”
WX: Which College did you go to?
MC “I went to undergraduate school at Pembroke State University, majoring in psychology and Public Relations. After that I went to graduate school at Campbell, majored in School Council ling. The third time I went to UNCP and got a degree in School administration and Curriculum Specialist.”
WX: Why did you get into education?
MC: “I wanted to help young people and make a difference.”
WX: How many years have you been in education?
MC: “This would be my twenty-sixth year”
WX: What made you want be a principal?
MC: “I enjoy teaching and counseling students, however I know that I could impact student lives more as a principal.”
WX: Do you like being a principal?
WX: As a teenager, did you d anything that you regretted later in life and what did you learn from it?
MC: “I’m a person who does not live with regrets because one does his or hers best at the time by making choices and decisions that met the demands at that time.”
WX: What is your favorite movie?
MC: “Ten Commandments starring Charleston Heston.”
WX: What did you want to be hen you grow up?
MC: “Initially I wanted to be a pro baseball player or guitar player in a famous rock band.”
After the interview with Mr. Campbell, I shook his hand and thanked him for accepting my interview request. I gained new information about him, while he most probably did not gain anything at all but a headache from me asking too much questions. Overall I had a fun time and enjoyed being a reporter.