Dr. Sarah Talton Campbell became the superintendent of
Alleghany County Public Schools on July 1, 2009. Dr.
Campbell has been an employee of ACPS for 36 years. Prior to
being named superintendent, Dr. Campbell served for eight
years as the divisionís Assistant Superintendent for
Instruction. She also held the positions of elementary
supervisor, elementary principal and classroom teacher.
Dr. Campbell is a native of Radford, Virginia and a
1973 graduate of Radford High School. All of her
post-secondary studies took place at Virginia Tech. In 1977,
Dr. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary
Education. In 1991 she earned a Masterís of Arts degree in
Education Leadership. In May 2007, Dr. Campbell was awarded
the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership
and Policy Studies.
Dr. Campbell is married to Mac Campbell, a native of
Clifton Forge, VA. They have three children, all of whom
completed their K-12 education in Alleghany County Public
Schools. Their oldest daughter, Emily, teaches chemistry at
Alleghany High School. Emily and her husband Ryan
Muterspaugh reside in Alleghany County with their daughter,
Kylie Grace, and their son, Caleb Ryan. Emily is a 2000
graduate of Roanoke College. Their daughter, Catherine,
earned a degree from Virginia Techís Pamplin College of
Business. Catherine lives in Norfolk where she is employed
as a convention services manager for Visit Norfolk.
Catherine and her husband Ben Williamson have one son, Lucas
Corbett. Their son, John, is employed by Altec Industries.
He resides in Alleghany County.
Dr. Campbell is a member of the Covington-Hot Springs
Rotary Club and St. Stephenís Anglican Church.
Dr. Campbell may be contacted by phone at 540-863-1811 or by e-mail at
Superintendent of Schools serves as the chief executive
officer and clerk of the Alleghany County School Board.
Major duties of the superintendent include, but are not limited to, the following:
Acting as the educational leader of
the school division
Enforcing school policy and regulations
Overseeing staff personnel management
Overseeing facility management
Directing community relations
Overseeing pupil personnel services