We launched RePublic High School to reimagine the high school experience.
And for the last two years, the RePublic scholars, staff, and families have blazed a trail that will change the conversation about what’s possible in Nashville.
INTRODUCING PRINCIPAL CAMPBELL
We are excited to build on this early progress by introducing our new Principal, Scott Campbell!
Scott previously served as the Assistant Principal at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in the D.C. area, one of the top public schools in the country. Next year, the founding RePublic scholars will enter their Junior year and start building their college applications — so Scott is well-equipped to lead the charge.
Asked why he chose RePublic, Scott said, “RePublic has the potential to be one of the most innovative and successful high schools in Nashville, and in Tennessee. It has an innovative spirit, and an extremely committed community of scholars and families. That is why I chose RePublic. I can’t wait to work with you, and push toward success in college and beyond.”
And here’s what some of our scholars, parents, and STAFF have to say about him:
Andrea Sastre, RHS Freshman
“I asked Mr. Campbell how he would improve our school. He had great ideas. But I also saw that he is someone who will listen to our ideas. I'm excited to see him put both his and our ideas into action.”
DJ White, RHS Sophomore
“I'm excited about Mr. Campbell because he really connected with everyone he met. We asked him questions about sports and extracurriculars. It was clear he understands the importance of sports for our school culture, and how much it brings everyone together. He gave a strong first impression, and I’m excited for him to join the RHS community.”
Sheri Patterson, RHS Parent
“I met Scott with about 8 other families. We asked him questions about his vision for the school. He had lots of great ideas — for example, he wants to bring strong externships and businesses into RHS. But more importantly, he listened to us. He was very open to our ideas and feedback. He wants our families and scholars to help build the design of their school. We want our scholars to be ahead of the curve, and Scott is going to do that for us!”
Ryan York, Interim Principal
“I came to RePublic High School over six months ago with the intention of serving out the remainder of the year so RePublic could have the time needed to search the country for the best possible future leader. During that time, we were able to involve parents, students, and staff in deciding what's important for the future of RHS and who should be responsible for leading its ongoing transformation.”
More About Scott
Mr. Campbell spent the last two years in Nashville helping develop Valor Collegiate Academies as a lead teacher, 6th Grade Chair, and department chair.
He received his M.S. in Secondary Education and B.A. in Political Science with minors in History and Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee. He also received his Ed.S. from The George Washington University in Washington, DC in Educational Leadership and Administration.
Mr. Campbell started his teaching career as a student teacher at Fulton High School in Knoxville, TN before moving with his wife to Durham, NC. There he served as a teacher, department chair, varsity soccer coach, moot court sponsor, and founder of student leadership retreat at J.F. Webb High School in Oxford, NC. From NC, Mr. Campbell and his wife moved to Birmingham, AL where was a teacher, varsity soccer coach, cross country coach, and created a student leadership retreat. After his wife was offered a position in Washington, D.C., they moved to Capitol Hill and Mr. Campbell served at two schools in DC area. Mr. Campbell has taught AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, World History, US History, Economics, Civics, and Ethical Leadership.
In his career Mr. Campbell has served as an AP U.S. Government and Politics College Board Exam Table Leader, presented at two national education conferences, was selected as the 2011 DC represented for the Presidential Academy for American History and Civics, was the 2007 Region Soccer Coach of the Year, and was chosen as the 2008 Teacher of the Year for J.F. Webb High School.
When not teaching you can find Mr. Campbell and his wife, Sarah, chasing around their two sons, Jed and Carter, or find Mr. Campbell smoking some barbecue on his Egg. He still plays soccer, basketball, and volleyball and loves bad memes, funny YouTube videos, and working in the yard.