Bloomington Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Kampa as interim principal of Kennedy High School for the 2017-18 school year. Kampa will replace Andy Beaton, who will become the next principal of Edina High School.
Kampa has been an assistant principal at Kennedy for the past 11 years. She also served as the director of the Beacon alternative learning program at Kennedy for two years prior to joining the school’s leadership team.
For the past seven years, Beaton has led the Kennedy team where he championed a variety of innovative personalized learning approaches to help all students receive the supports they need to be successful. His approach to high school leadership is focused on high expectations for all students, research-based instruction, and school-wide support so all students can meet their potential.
“We are grateful for Mr. Beaton’s leadership and focus on high expectations for all students, which has led to an increase in the number of students taking advanced placement courses, increased graduation rates, and overall student achievement,” said Assistant Superintendent Eric Melbye. “He has served the students, families and community, and we wish him continued success in his endeavors.”
Melbye also praised the leadership skills of Kampa, who has provided tremendous support to Beaton and the overall operations of the high school. “Her leadership and commitment to developing strong relationships with students, families and staff have been outstanding. We are look forward to a smooth transition and a continuity of the great work the Kennedy leadership team and staff have accomplished,” Melbye added.
Kampa is a former teacher, school counselor and dean of students, and holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis. In addition to her professional endeavors, she is the proud parent of a 22-year-old student at Hamline University.