Norwood Native Awarded Maine’s 2020 NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

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February, 2020
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The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Norwood, MA native, Tricia Plasko Campbell, Assistant Principal at Boothbay Region Elementary School, has been named Maine’s NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for 2020. She will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at the Spring Conference on April 30, 2020.
Ms. Campbell received the award based on her accomplishments as a strong community and educational leader, as a role model in the development of positive school culture and climate, her ability to create an educational learning environment for students and staff, and on her energy that motivates all around her to succeed.
In announcing Ms. Campbell’s selection as 2020 Maine’s NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director of the Professional Division, Holly Couturier noted, “Tricia Campbell has been instrumental in the professional development of her peers. Her can-do attitude and enthusiasm is contagious!”
In 1995, Ms. Campbell received her Bachelor of Arts from the Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire, her Master’s in Education in 2002 from Lesley University in Massachusetts and most recently she obtained her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from St. Joseph’s College.

Ms. Campbell began her educational career as an educational technician in Wiscasset in 1996. She then moved into a middle school teacher working in the behavior program for Wiscasset in 2000. Ms. Campbell started the behavior and life skills classrooms at the same school while she co-taught grades 5-8 classes. During this time, Ms. Campbell assisted the building principal and found her love of administration. For the past five years, Ms. Campbell has been the Assistant Principal of Boothbay Region Elementary School.
She is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the Boothbay Region Parent/Teacher Organization.
The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 educational leaders. The Association dates its history back to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, educational leadership, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.
Ms. Campbell was brought up in Norwood with her five siblings. Her parents still reside in Norwood as well as a sibling and their family.