June 24, 2015
Dr. Laura Perry
June 24, 2015—Dr. Laura Perry, the principal at Thornton Middle School, was named the new principal at Campbell Middle School on June 24. Dr. Perry replaces Dr. Cheryl Henry, who was named principal at Cypress Springs High School on June 2.
Dr. Perry has 30 years of experience in public education, 25 of them in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Following five years as an educator in Humble and Aldine school districts, Dr. Perry joined CFISD as an eighth-grade teacher at Truitt Middle School. She served three years in that capacity before being named assistant principal at Truitt and serving seven more years.
She returned to the classroom in 2000, serving two years as a fifth-grade language arts, social studies and ESL teacher at Hancock Elementary School. Dr. Perry then accepted the director of instruction position at Campbell Middle School, serving three years before accepting the director of instruction role at Spillane Middle School in 2005. Following two years at Spillane, she was named director of instruction at Cypress Creek High School, and spent two years there prior to accepting her current position as principal at Thornton.
Dr. Perry earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Sam Houston State University and her Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She received her Executive Education Doctorate in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston in 2013.
“I feel honored and blessed to be named the next principal of Campbell Middle School,” Dr. Perry said. “I am excited to rejoin the Campbell community to proudly serve our Gator scholars! The faculty and staff at Campbell have worked hard to implement many extraordinary initiatives and well-established traditions. I look forward to working with the staff to build on these in order to provide the best educational experience for our students. Additionally, I am eager to begin developing a productive, collaborative relationship with parents, guardians and community members. Together, we will help each and every student achieve success at Campbell and beyond—in high school, college and life.”