Sr. Camille Anne Campbell cited for leadership
Sister of Mount Carmel Camille Anne Campbell, principal of Mount Carmel Academy, has been honored with the National Excellence in Education Award by AdvancED for her unparalleled leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education through outstanding contributions to students.
She received the award in June during the AdvancED International Summit 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Sister Camille Anne has championed school accreditation for nearly 30 years in various leadership capacities, including service on the AdvancED Board of Trustees, where she was chair from 2009-11, the National Catholic Educational Association Board of Directors, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Board of Directors.
She also has served as a teacher, administrator, assistant principal and guidance counselor in addition to her 13 years of service solely as principal at Mount Carmel Academy prior to her current post as President and Principal of Mount Carmel Academy, an all girls’ college preparatory Catholic school in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Sister Camille Anne was cited for her leadership in reopening Mount Carmel’s devastated campus after it sustained significant damages from Hurricane Katrina. The school reopened in January 2006 – five months after Katrina – and now serves more than 1,100 students.
Sister Camille Anne’s pursuit of excellence in education is at the forefront of her most recent initiative, which has significantly increased enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and raised expectations for all students. Mount Carmel twice has been recognized as a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and honored as one of the Top Fifty Catholic High Schools in the U.S.
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The Excellence in Education Award is known widely as one of AdvancED’s most prestigious awards for recognizing achievements in education. The organization said Sister Camille Anne had shown success:
➤ Generating a common vision and mission for higher expectations among students, faculty, and the education community.
➤ Demonstrating a record of significant and distinguished contribution to the education profession.
➤ Providing a lasting positive impact on student learning.
➤ Serving as a role model and mentor for students and/or future generations of educators.
➤ Demonstrating significant professional contribution to AdvancED and its accrediting divisions.
AdvancED is a global enterprise, operating three regional accrediting agencies, accrediting 30,000 institutions in more than 70 countries serving more than 16 million students.
Accreditation is a process of helping institutions improve through a systematic program of evaluation, assuring that an institution not only meets quality standards, but also that it demonstrates a continuous commitment to providing quality education programs that are aimed at improving student performance.