Dr. Campbell retired as Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) in 2021. Dr. Tammy Campbell led the district in positioning its scholars to seize very bright futures. Intentionally planning with the Federal Way School Board, Dr. Campbell spent her seventh and final year in Federal Way Public Schools mentoring and coaching the succession superintendent. Under her leadership, FWPS has realized both regional and state level accolades with the FWPS School Board of Directors named as the Large District Board of the Year by the Washington State School Directors’ Association, and Dr. Campbell being recognized as one of the 25 most influential leaders in the Seattle Region by Seattle Magazine. However, her most impactful achievements include:
Dr. Campbell’s upbringing as a young girl in the Louisiana Delta, in a time of de facto segregation, convinced her schools are “game changers” for students and communities. That awareness led her to accomplish many firsts in her family including high school valedictorian, first college graduate, and first to receive her doctorate.
At every milestone, she would reflect on her journey and the key people who lifted her toward her dreams. Almost always without fail, they were the teachers who lifted her up and believed she could do incredible things. Dr. Tammy Campbell began her career in education as a classroom teacher and brings over 24 years of experience to her role as Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools. She has served as a principal, executive director of teaching and learning, executive director of instructional programs, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, and higher ed faculty.