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Dr. Jo Campbell (WY '94)

Seminar Leader, Consultant

Columbia University
New York City, NY

Subject(s) taught: Supervision/Administration

At the time of the Award, Dr. Jo Campbell was:

Conestoga Elementary School
Gillette, WY

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Biographical Information

Dr. Jo Campbell is an independent consultant and is a professor for NOVA. She worked with Columbia University in the Summer Program of Administrators, teaching, and advising. She joined the Gallup Organization as a manager, seminar leader, and consultant in January 2007. Previously she was the assistant superintendent in an urban district in Iowa, and before that, the principal of Conestoga Elementary School in Gillette. She also taught art and was a district art facilitator for 10 years. She once tried to determine the total number of students she has taught throughout the years. "It was in the thousands," she said. Dr. Campbell began her career in education as an art specialist. Her duties as principal included the supervision of university students receiving their student training at her school. To these future teachers and others like them, she said, "Know that education is hard work and that it is really the most important work that one can choose." Computer literacy was high on Dr. Campbell's agenda at Conestoga Elementary School, where she developed the Conestoga Electronic Portfolio System--a comprehensive computer program for the holistic assessment of each student's physical and academic abilities and development. She is an author of three books.

Personal Message

As her career has progressed, Dr. Campbell has continued to focus on working with excellent people, administrators, and teachers. As a professor with Columbia University, she works with students who are intending to be principals in inner-city schools. She also advises doctoral students and teaches doctoral online courses. She has been a professional working artist for decades, primarily focused on glass.

Additional Information


1985 Bank Street College, M.S./ Parsons School of Design M.A.

Multiple articles and presentations

Doctorate Columbia University NYC


Managing Marginal and Incompetent Staff and Crime, Crisis and Violence in our Schools

Computers and Technology, Conflict Management, Supervison and Evaluation, Early Child Development, Fine Arts, Gifted & Talented Education, Grant Writing, Performing Arts, Portfolio Assessment, Professional Development