Local Administrator Named Next Head of Student Support Services

NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y.  (Nov. 25, 2020) - Dr. Jackielyn Manning Campbell is no stranger to New Rochelle or to meeting challenges head-on. During a 16-year career in education, mainly in Mount Vernon and White Plains, her roles have included principal, assistant   principal and several top administrative posts.
 
Now she is the next Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services of the City School District of New Rochelle. She starts on Dec. 14, 2020, and already has several goals and aspirations.
 
“I hope to provide parents with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding
of how our partnership is beneficial to continued student growth, focuses on how we support students’ social and emotional needs, and creates safe and supportive spaces for student learners,” she said. 
 
Since March, Dr. Manning Campbell has served as Director for Human Resources in the White Plains City School District. Before that, she served 14 years in the Mount Vernon City School District, most recently as Associate Superintendent for Student Support Services. Her appointment in New Rochelle hits closer to home than other roles – literally.
 
“I am a member of the community and have lived in New Rochelle since 2001,” she said. “I currently have two children in the school district.”
 
She will replace the recently retired Dr. Anthony Bongo in a top position that gives her a seat on Interim Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero’s cabinet.
 
“Dr. Manning Campbell’s experience and approach to education make her an ideal fit for this important role,” Dr. Marrero said. “What’s more, her understanding of the Westchester area and devotion to the community will make her a perfect partner with our parents and supporting community organizations.”
 
She will oversee special education, guidance, the medical director’s office and pupil services. Her aim will be to ensure that all students have the skills and are provided the supports needed to thrive both in school and beyond.
 
“We are an integral partner with the families from the time a student enters our educational system through graduation, inclusive of college and career pathways for success,” she said.
 
Though Dr. Manning Campbell’s ties to New Rochelle hold special meaning, her ambitions for the District remain the same as in her other roles: an emphasis on equity and access to services and programs for all students in the District. 
 
“My hope is to create this focus through a network of inclusive and transparent support by including teachers, school counselors and building administrators,” she said.
 
Dr. Manning Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in health services administration and a master’s degree in elementary education from Lehman College, and a second master’s degree in administration and supervision from Mercy College. She received her doctoral degree in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College in 2012.