Cindy Campbell named interim principal at Hopkinsville High School

Campbell, an employee of the local district for 25 years, began her career as an elementary school teacher.

An assistant principal at Hopkinsville High School will serve as interim principal beginning July 1, Superintendent Chris Bentzel said in a press release. 

Cindy Campbell headshot
Cindy Campbell

Cindy Campbell, of Pembroke, has been a Christian County Public Schools employee for 25 years. She taught  at Holiday and Belmont elementary schools, then served as a curriculum specialist for elementary, middle and high schools before she was named an assistant principal at HHS in 2018.

She will fill the vacancy left by Dr. John Gunn, who announced earlier this month that he would step down at the end of the school year. 

“Hopkinsville High has a rich history of academic excellence. I am very excited about being given the opportunity to lead the incredible staff and students at HHS,” Campbell said in the release. “I am looking forward to continuing the traditions at HHS and making sure that our students are provided an equitable education and prepared for the future. I am committed to the academic success of our students as well as supporting our staff and ensuring our parents that we will do our best to provide what is needed for their child.”

Campbell, a graduate of Austin Peay State University and Murray State University, has three master’s degrees in education. She and her husband, Greg, have two children and a granddaughter.

Cindy Campbell named interim principal at Hopkinsville High School

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