Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Christi Campbell
Mrs. Campbell's career in counseling began at George Mason University, her alma mater, in college admissions. After four years of meeting with high school students and encouraging their enrollment at Mason, she realized her true passion was to be in the schools and work with the process rather than the outcome. In 2001, she joined Fairfax County Public Schools as a Career Center Specialist and in 2003 took a position as School Counselor at South Lakes High School. Over her tenure at South Lakes High School she helped design a school counseling program in line with the ASCA National Model. This was done through a data-driven comprehensive approach to counseling designed to empower students to become independent and productive individuals through developmentally age-appropriate implementation addressing academic, social, emotional, and career counseling services while preparing students to become lifelong learners and productive members in a global society. These efforts were awarded by the American School Counselor’s Association with their coveted RAMP award in 2011. Mrs. Campbell's research and efforts to support the freshman transition and bridge the achievement gap, made her a desirable candidate for a new initiative which began in August 2011 in Fairfax County with two feeder schools in Fairfax City – Lanier Middle School and Fairfax High School.
Mrs. Campbell earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Psychology at George Mason University where she also continued her studies in education, earning her Master of Education in Counseling and Development in 2000. Mrs. Campbell believes the school counseling program is an integral component of the educational environment and counselors are a vital member in the partnership to create student achievement. The academic, career, and personal/social needs of students will be the primary focus of the Office of School Counseling at John Champe High School; while encouraging a strong partnership between home and school to ensure the maximum educational experience for students.