Amy Campbell

Senior Specialist, LIN

Amy Campbell joins NIET as a seasoned educator with 23 years of classroom experience and extensive expertise in foundational literacy. Her journey in education has been marked by a commitment to fostering strong instructional practice and supporting teacher growth, significantly impacting student outcomes. Over the years, she has served in pivotal roles, including lead mentor, lead teacher, TN Core State Standards trainer, instructional coach, curriculum specialist, and as a leader of professional learning communities. Her contributions extend to supporting districts through the development and delivery of professional development and the selection and adoption of ELA high quality instructional materials.

In her most recent role as an instructional coach in Knoxville, TN, Amy championed the
development and implementation of a collaborative planning culture and was instrumental in the growth of her school to an overall level 5 proficiency rating. She attributes this success to the partnership with NIET as a deep dive school, which supported her in focusing on robust instruction and improving student outcomes through the facilitation of student ownership and student work analysis.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee. She is also certified in Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools Training. Amy’s passion to ensure that every student has the opportunity to develop strong literacy skills is a guiding principle that shapes her work with instructional leaders

 Amy   Campbell

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

I am passionate about working for NIET because I am committed to creating opportunities for all students to be successful. NIET provides leaders and teachers with the necessary tools, resources, and mentorship that is pivotal for ensuring that all students have access to high-quality instruction that leads to student outcomes. Through my partnership with NIET as an instructional leader, I had the privilege to witness firsthand the transformative power of fostering a culture of student ownership. I am inspired by NIET’s mission to foster excellence in education, and am eager to contribute to an organization that shares my vision for educational equity.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. My family and I love sports! My son played soccer all the way through college and currently you will most likely find me on the sidelines of a basketball court cheering on my daughter! I love to cook, read, listen to podcasts, and enjoy decorating!

Who was your favorite teacher?

I have many teachers who impacted my life, however, my favorite would be my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Hawkins. I vividly remember sitting with my class as she would read to us from a chapter book every day after lunch. She is the one who sparked my love of reading which is still one of my greatest passions!