Eric Campbell appointed to Sherwood School District Board of Directors

posted May 11, 2012, 10:00 AM by Corey Thompson   [ updated May 11, 2012, 3:27 PM ]
Long-time Sherwood Schools volunteer, Eric Campbell, was selected by the Board of Directors Tuesday evening to fill the vacancy created by Mark Christie’s resignation.  Campbell was appointed Tuesday and will take the Oath of Office on July 10, 2012.  

Campbell, an application engineer for Mentor Graphics, has been a Sherwood resident for 13 years and has two children, who attend Sherwood Middle School and Sherwood High School.  He coached his first Lego Robotics team in 2003 and has since volunteered on the Sherwood Middle School Site Council, on the Sherwood High School principal interview committee, at School Improvement Plan dinners, by teaching after-school technology-based classes at all seven campuses, and by mentoring the Sherwood High School Robotics Club and competition teams.  Campbell averages 200 volunteer hours per year in Sherwood Schools.

In his application, Campbell wrote, “I believe that we are in a unique point in time where we have a critical mass between educational research, accessible technology, focused course/program growth, and community support.  I have the background to ‘hit the ground running’ and continue to drive our district to be the model for the nation.”

Six applicants were interviewed by the board on April 30, 2012.  Impressed by the quality of the applicants and their obvious commitment to service and excellence, the board encouraged each community member to stay connected and involved in the district.  “We are very excited to be adding a person like Eric Campbell to our board,” said Chair Andy Pihl.  “His experiences serving and volunteering in the district, combined with his technology background in his professional life, will be a great addition to our current board. We had several strong candidates apply, but were only able to select one person, and Eric was that person!  That's a nice problem to be faced with.”