For Pam Campbell, serving on the Irving ISD Board of Trustees brings her full circle. A longtime Irving resident, Trustee Campbell attended and graduated from Irving ISD schools, taught in Irving ISD schools and now serves Irving ISD students and staff as a school board member.
After graduating from Irving High School in 1971, Campbell began her career in Irving ISD as a data processing clerk and counselor secretary at Houston Middle School. She also served as the school’s computer lab manager before transferring to Farine Elementary School as a Title I reading assistant. Campbell earned a bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist University and her teaching certification in 2000. She then taught fourth and fifth grade at Farine, until her retirement in 2010. She has served as a guest educator in Irving ISD since 2010 and as a training consultant for McGraw Hill Book Company since 2013.
Campbell was appointed to Place 3 on the board in December of 2018, when incumbent Larry Stipes moved out of district. She was then elected to the position the following May, filling a term that expires in 2021.
As a former teacher, her passion is retaining the best educators and equipping them to ensure each student is successful.
“I believe in the adage that all students have the potential to learn to the best of their ability,” says Campbell. “That can be accomplished with a collaborative effort between administration, teachers, students and the school board. I am elated to be a part of this new direction for Irving ISD.”
Campbell is a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, Texas Retired Teachers Association and Irving Cares.