A veteran educator, Campbell was a student at Lady's Island Middle

N'Kia Campbell selected as interim principal at Lady's Island Middle
Posted on 03/19/2020
N'Kia Campbell

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Veteran administrator selected as Lady’s
Island Middle School’s interim principal     

BEAUFORT – A veteran Beaufort County School District administrator and principal is taking over the leadership of Lady’s Island Middle School, where she was once a student.

Superintendent Frank Rodriguez today selected N’Kia Campbell, the district’s current Officer of Academic Initiatives, to replace Principal Greg Hall, who recently accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Florence School District 1, which comprises the city of Florence.

Rodriguez said Campbell would serve as Lady’s Island Middle School’s interim leader while the district searches for a permanent principal. 

“It was while I was a student athlete here at Lady’s Island Middle School that I began to understand the importance of teamwork and to start building my own leadership skills,” Campbell said.  “I promise our parents that our team is going to work very hard to help each and every one of our students to succeed.”

Campbell has spent her entire 22-year education career in Beaufort County, beginning with teaching fourth- and fifth-graders at Shell Point Elementary School.  She went on to serve as an assistant principal at Robert Smalls Middle and H.E. McCracken Middle schools before being named principal of Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary School.

Campbell has had diverse responsibilities as the district’s Officer of Academic Initiatives.  She supervises the district’s alternative education, professional development and school choice programs as well as serving as a hearing officer for student discipline cases.

A graduate of Winthrop University, Campbell also has a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Charleston Southern University, an Education Specialist Degree from South Carolina State University and a Ed. D from South Carolina State University.

She replaces Greg Hall, who will leave the district Friday to become Florence District 1’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction.  Hall, who began the application process for the Florence 1 position in December, informed his staff and school parents last month that he had been selected.