Dr. Manning Campbell Named NECSD Superintendent

NEWBURGH – Dr. Jackielyn Manning Campbell was named Superintendent of Schools for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District at a special meeting of the Board of Education held Thursday, May 26, 2022. The district conducted a national search with assistance of executive search firm Hazard, Young, Attea Associates (HYA). Details, including the search process and desired characteristics compiled by HYA through multiple stakeholder forums, can be found on the district website NewburghSchools.org. Updates about the process were provided at Board of Education meetings regularly throughout the timeline.

Dr. Jackielyn Manning Campbell is no stranger to meeting challenges head-on. During a 24-year career in education, mainly in Mount Vernon, New York City, White Plains, and New Rochelle her roles have included teacher, assistant principal, principal, several top administrative posts and a member of the superintendent’s cabinet.

Since December of 2020, Dr. Manning Campbell has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services as well as Acting Superintendent in the New Rochelle City School District.

Dr. Manning Campbell believes in educational excellence for all students. By outlining a clear set of values and beliefs that is practiced and reinforced by all, our district will continue to soar. A district that achieves excellence sets high expectations for students, staff, parents and families – and communicating that message regularly to all stakeholders will continue to be highly successful.

Dr. Manning Campbell believes in ensuring that leading a district that is culturally responsive is a high priority. We must commit to educating all children and continue to be driven by an equity lens. Our promise will be that a child’s zip code, skin color, language, or disability does not predict success.

Dr. Manning Campbell’s vision is to embed inclusivity as a core tenet so that all faculty, staff, and students achieve their full potential enabled by an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We will aim to achieve global leadership in education, aligned with an accessible mission, by recognizing diversity and inclusivity as a source of strength to our collective success.

Dr. Manning Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration, a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Lehman College, and a second master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Mercy College. She received her doctoral degree in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in 2012.

Dr. Manning Campbell enjoys long walks and watching her two sons play baseball and basketball games.

“It is a new day for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. We appreciate the expertise of the national search firm who are experts in this area and helped guide this extensive process. We are thankful to those who participated in the various forums that provided the desired characteristics from which our Board of Education members were able to narrow our focus during the search. We’d also like to express continued thanks to Mr. Ed Forgit and Ms. Onyx Peterson for undertaking additional responsibilities of Interim Superintendent and Acting Deputy Superintendent, respectively during this transitional time. The Board of Education is looking forward to working with Dr. Manning Campbell.” Ms. Carole Mineo, president, NECSD Board of Education

Dr. Manning Campbell will assume responsibilities on July 1, 2022.

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