Davenport Community School District Adds Ehlinger, Campbell
The Davenport Community School district approved two new staff members to be added to the DCSD administrative team at the School Board Meeting March 27.
Brian Ehlinger has been added as Principal of Davenport Central High School and Diane Campbell will be Director of Learning and Results at the Administrative Service Center (ASC).
Mr. Ehlinger has been proud to serve the Davenport Community School district since 2005. All 18 years have been at Central High School, where he was a teacher and coach for seven years, the Athletic Director for seven years, Associate Principal for three years and most recently the Interim Principal at Central.
As the Athletic Director, Mr. Ehlinger was able to oversee many of the major improvements at Central, including the Brady Street Complex renovations as well as the addition of the Central Natatorium, which was completed in 2016.
As an Associate Principal, Mr. Ehlinger has been spearheading the efforts to engage freshmen and underserved students, most notably in the development of the Bridge Program and through the Redirection and Reconnection Programs. Mr. Ehlinger has also had the privilege of overseeing the regionally recognized Fine Arts Department.
Brian and his wife Heather (Admin Asst. at Sudlow) are committed to the Davenport Schools. All three of their daughters are Central High School graduates, and they have three grandchildren who are current DCSD students.
Diane Campbell is a lead District Support Administrator at Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) and has been a leader at MBAEA for the past seven years.
Prior to joining MBAEA, Ms. Campbell served as a central office administrator, high school associate principal, and elementary building principal for the Muscatine Community School District.
Ms. Campbell is a former special education teacher and special education consultant, and has been a leader in the area of curriculum and professional development, serving on the Iowa ASCD Board. In addition, she has facilitated the planning and delivery of high-quality professional learning at the building, district, regional, and state levels. She embeds a PreK-16 focus in her systemic improvement efforts and challenges the traditional model of education and focuses on what is possible for students and leaders.
Ms. Campbell has 37 years of experience in school improvement, personalized learning, and evidence-based practices that transform teaching and learning.
She completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Iowa completing her MA in Special Education. She also received an MA in Educational Administration from Western Illinois University.