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Campbell, Palombo named Principals of the Year

Principals Lori Campbell and John Palombo are passionate administrators who are diligent about creating a safe space for students and staff to grow and learn every day.

Pearland ISD named Silvercrest Elementary's Campbell and Pearland High School's Palombo as the 2020 Elementary and Secondary Principals of the Year, respectively.  


Lori Campbell, Silvercrest Elementary

Lori Campbell Lori Campbell just recently completed her eighth year as a principal at Silvercrest Elementary and has served in education in several roles.

As a principal, she strives to create a campus that students, teachers and staff love.

“My vision for the students, teachers and staff at Silvercrest is to instill honesty, integrity and a love for learning in all individuals,” Campbell said.

Campbell began her career in education in as a teacher at Temple, Copperas Cove, Alief and Cy-Fair ISDs. After that, she served as a Specialist for five years in Cy-Fair ISD, followed by being an assistant principal at Silvercrest Elementary also for five years, being in education for a total of 27 years. Campbell stays motivated by focusing her efforts as a principal in building impactful relationships.

 “I strive to continually build relationships which empower those around me to intellectually, physically and socially become well-rounded individuals in today’s society,” she said.

Campbell has a Master of Education from University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University.


Pearland High School, John Palombo

John Palombo John Palombo recently completed his fourth year as a principal at Pearland High School. After starting his career as a high school math teacher, he spent six years as an assistant principal in Clear Creek ISD and two years as the principal at PACE Center.

 “My vision for students, teachers and staff at Pearland High School is to provide a place that students and staff come together to share, learn and strive for excellence. We work very hard as a staff to help students discover and develop their talents, interests and passions during their time at PHS,” he said.

Palombo has a master’s degree in Education Administration from Concordia University and a Bachelors of Science in the College of Education from University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

“The most rewarding thing about my job is watching our staff help students grow academically, athletically and in fine arts. It brings me pure joy to see the pride of our teachers, coaches and directors when our students learn a new skill or perform beyond what anyone imagined,” Palombo said. “The lives we touch are the future of our community and country, and I am proud to be a part of it.”