Newburgh Board of Education names incoming school superintendent

Orange County’s most significant school district has a new man or woman in cost, pursuing a countrywide lookup.

The Newburgh Board of Schooling named hired 24-calendar year career educator Dr. Jackielyn Manning Campbell its superintendent of educational institutions efficient July 1.

Manning Campbell is the assistant superintendent of Student Aid Expert services in the New Rochelle Metropolis College District and beforehand worked as a trainer, principal and administrator in Mount Vernon, White Plains and New York Town.

She mentioned she is ready to take on the obstacle.

“I am energized to collaborate with the dynamic personnel in the district to carry on the perform that they cultivate and guide,” Manning Campbell mentioned Thursday.

She believes in placing higher expectations, being transparent and values equity.

“We will assure that each and every scholar will get an opportunity to come to be tomorrow’s leaders,” Manning Campbell explained.

Previous Newburgh Superintendent of Colleges Dr. Roberto Padilla was suspended final August following a previous Newburgh educator accused him of sexually harassing her at an out-of-point out meeting in the summertime of 2021.

A 2nd previous educator came ahead with very similar allegations two months afterwards.

The district reached a six-figure resignation settlement with Padilla very last December, which involved entire fork out and rewards until eventually December of future calendar year.

The two girls at the heart of his resignation not long ago submitted a lawsuit against him, the district and the board, which is even now ongoing.

The district did not comment on the investigation into Padilla.

Considering that the settlement, Newburgh has faced a wave of student violence and academic concerns.

Manning Campbell hopes to reduce that.

“With education, support, values and commitment anything is feasible,” she mentioned.