The school year is half way done and we still have so many great teachers to honor! We took entries from Magic listeners and we are excited to congratulate our teacher for March in the 2012-2013 school year... Mr. Dale Campbell. We know we found a great entry when we received this one about Mr. Campbell is the PRINCIPAL of Chesnee Middle School, our very FIRST principle! Read the nominating letters and see why we found this teacher to be Magic!
Submitted by: Robert Hayes
Dale Campbell is currently a teacher outside the classroom. He is the principal of Chesnee Middle School, but in his role he teaches children and adults what it means to put others first, prioritize that which is important, and compassion. It is a blessing to walk in a school everyday knowing it is being lead by a man with such positive character. One example of his character is what he did for one of my students. I teach in a special needs class. One of my students was having to wait afterschool for her bus to arrive. To help occupy her time and lower her anxiety; Mr. Campbell learned she loved watching the Waltons on TV and took it upon himself to purchase a Walton's DVD for her to watch while waiting. Just when the the DVD arrived her bus started coming early. This was last year, so this year at Christmas he told her Santa left a gift for her under his tree. He gave her the DVD of the Waltons. Her reaction was priceless. This is just one example of Mr. Campbell's devotion to education both to the students he has taught and the lessons he continues to teach as principal. At a time when more is put on the classroom teacher it is refreshing to know you have a leadership that will support you and allows you to use your professionalism to put students needs first this lessens stress so teachers can implement the strategies to make learning a lifetime process for students. It is wonderful you recognize the works of teachers who make a difference, but without the support and guidance of principals that magic would be more difficult to achieve. Mr. Campbell, principal of Chesnee Middle School, is definitely a teacher to all ages and creates an atmosphere where magic happens daily. Please consider him for a Teacher Who Makes Magic.
Deserving indeed! Check out the video of Mr. Campbell getting his award!