APS News Release

School Board Names New Campbell Principal

School Board Names New Campbell Principal The Arlington School Board appointed Maureen Nesselrode as the new Principal at Campbell Elementary School at its School Board retreat this morning. Nesselrode is currently an assistant principal at Arlington Science Focus School (ASFS). “Maureen’s passion for education is evident. She understands the requirements for a school leader and has a good sense of the role of the principal,” said Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy. He added, “Her philosophy of instruction matches well with Campbell’s Expeditionary Learning focus. Her historical perspective on effective instruction, knowledge and commitment to Campbell’s philosophy, and experience with collegial program development offer an outstanding and unique set of qualifications for this position that will build on the strengths of Campbell’s program.” Nesselrode earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from George Mason University. She began her career in education as an eighth grade U.S. history teacher at Kettering Middle School in Upper Marlboro, Md. Nesselrode taught seventh grade American Studies at Swanson Middle School from 2000 until 2005 when she became an assistant principal at Ashlawn Elementary and ASFS. Nesselrode has also served as a summer school principal at Carlin Springs, Ashlawn, Nottingham and Randolph elementary schools. As an assistant principal, Nesselrode was responsible for remediation programs and associated budgets, coordination of student services, testing, staff development, master schedule development, staff selection, supervision, and evaluation and testing. Her appointment begins on August 13.