Pine Forge, PA – The Pine Forge Academy (PFA) Board of Trustees has voted former Math Department Chair, Delmas F. Campbell, M.Ed., as the new Principal of the historic boarding school.
Campbell returns to PFA from Bermuda Institute (BI) in Southampton, Bermuda where he has been a Department Chair and Math instructor since 2008. Prior to his employment at BI, Campbell spent 11 years at PFA in the Math Department as an instructor and Chair.
He has Professional Certification in Secondary Education and is a four year recipient of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Campbell’s duties were not limited to the class room at PFA ? he also served as Chairman of the National Honor Society, Sponsor for the Student Government Association and developed the syllabus for the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics course.
Campbell is clear on his vision for PFA and its students, “The education of students must, of necessity, involve the partnership of the teacher, the student, and the parents. Commitment on the part of these three entities is critical to the successful completion of the final product: a well rounded student, whose academic, social and spiritual development prepares them for the God?ordained role for which they were created. My prayer and goal is to build upon the lasting foundation of Pine Forge Academy and to propel this prestigious institution to an even higher level of distinction.”
Charles Cheatham, President of the Allegheny East Conference Corporation of Seventh?day Adventists and Chairman of the PFA Board of Trustees said of Campbell’s appointment, “The Board lends its full support to Principal Campbell. We are confident that under his leadership, Pine Forge Academy’s legacy of excellence will flourish.”
Marcia Hamilton, Executive Vice President of the PFA Parent Teacher Association said, “Delmas
Campbell lives and breathes ‘academic excellence', and he believes all his students have the potential for excellence. I had the privilege of working with him as a parent while my son was at Pine Forge Academy. He propelled the chapter of the NHS at PFA to a new level, increasing the number of male inductees significantly, encouraged public speaking and the academic challenge through the oratorical competition. I am thrilled that he will be the Principal leading PFA to the next level.”
News of Campbell’s appointment brought excitement on Facebook from his former students. C. Spencer Anderson (class of 2000) wrote, ‘He’s always been a forward thinker. I like it, and he’s passionate.’ Kristen Danielle (class of 2005) wrote, ‘I love this IDEA.’ Kelan Fielder (class of 2003) wrote, ‘Wow!!! He’s back!!!’
Shawn Fordham, President of the PFA Alumni Association and Board Member said, “Professor Campbell is the right person for the task of leading our Academy in preparing our students to be Christian scholars. He’ll have the full support of the Alumni Association.”
Campbell’s transition from Bermuda Institute to Pine Forge Academy will be immediate. Student registration begins on Sunday, August 15. Student orientation begins Monday, August 16 followed by the first day of classes on Wednesday, August 18, 2010.
Principal Campbell replaces Cynthia Poole?Gibson (PFI ’63) who accepted the offer to serve as Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh?day Adventists.
Pine Forge Academy is a co?educational Seventh?day Adventist school that serves grades 9 through 12. The campus is located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, on 575 acres of rolling hills and dales, intercepted by the winding, picturesque Manatawny Creek. Pine Forge Academy is caretaker of historically significant land, which goes back to Colonial America in the early 1700s, when William Penn deeded it as a gift to abolitionist Thomas Rutter.
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