Dr. Tammy Campbell is superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) in Washington. FWPS is the most diverse district in the state and serves more than 23,000 students in 37 schools. Recognized by Seattle Magazine as one of the 25 most influential leaders in the Seattle region, Campbell has led the district in increasing overall graduation rates and rates for students of color. During her tenure, FWPS has also boosted college enrollment and completion; expanded access to Advanced Placement courses; and provided more opportunities for students in career and technical education programs to earn industry recognized certifications while still in high school.

Campbell began her career in education as a classroom teacher and brings more than 21 years of experience to her role as superintendent. She served as a principal; executive director of teaching and learning; executive director of instructional programs; assistant superintendent of teaching and learning; and as a member of the faculty at an institution of higher education.

Growing up in the Louisiana Delta during a time of de facto segregation, Campbell became convinced that schools can be “game changers” for students and communities. Her work at FWPS has involved a systems approach to racial equity, where every staff member engages in professional learning on dismantling structures that close doors for students of color and other students who are furthest away from educational justice.