Skip To Main Content

Mr. Bernie Campbell Named Interim Principal of Mt. Vernon High School

Mr. Bernie Campbell Named Interim Principal of Mt. Vernon High School

Mr. Bernie Campbell has been named as the Mt. Vernon High School Interim Principal and will return to Mt. Vernon on September 30, 2022. He began his 32-year education career in 1984 at Mt. Vernon High School as a Business Education teacher and eventually became principal until he retired in 2016.

Campbell graduated in 1984 from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education. He completed his Masters of Arts in Education and received his Secondary Administration license from Ball State University in 1995. After 10 years in the classroom, he began his long administrative career as assistant principal for 15 years and then became principal at Mt. Vernon High School for seven years. Campbell also enjoyed his time coaching several sports at Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Campbell

Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker states, “Mr. Campbell has a legacy at Mt. Vernon with great connections to our staff, parents, students and community. We look forward to having his positive and experienced leadership at MVHS while we conduct a thorough search for the next principal.”  

During his career at Mt. Vernon, Cambell conducted staff workshops including classroom management, new teacher training and flipped learning. Campbell also served on several accreditation teams. He has a strong passion for MVHS and one of his proudest moments was when he was able to present the Mt. Vernon diploma to each of his four kids. He and his wife, Barbara, currently reside in Greenfield.

After accepting the interim principal position, Campbell stated, “This was the only job I would ever consider. I hope that I can bring compassion, stability and a deep understanding of what makes MVHS a great school. I can’t wait to get to work.”

Mr. Campbell will be replacing Mr. Casey Dodd who has resigned to pursue other career opportunities. The open principal position for Mt. Vernon High School is now posted on the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation’s website: To ensure the ideal team leader is found, the goal to hire a permanent replacement by the second semester may be extended to the fall of 2023, if it is needed. MVCSC anticipates a large number of applicants which will ensure the selection of a top-notch leader for the Mt. Vernon High School community.

Welcome back Mr. Campbell!