Principal Message

Ed Campbell

It is good to be home.

I started my administrative career at Millcreek Junior twenty years ago after teaching at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden City and Layton High School in the Davis District.

I loved my time at Millcreek. It was a good place to start as a new administrator, to learn, to serve and have fun while doing both. I loved all the teachers and staff I got to work with back then, the students, and the whole community. Eventually though, my career took me elsewhere to three other wonderful communities. For the past seven years I have been the principal at North Layton Junior High School.

When I was told I would be returning to Millcreek Junior it came as a surprise. Change is constant, but it never occurred to me that I would have this opportunity to come back home as the principal. Change is always difficult, but I could not be happier to be back where an important part of my life began.

Junior high life can be difficult, even the most difficult part in a person’s life. It can also be a wonderful time, never to be forgotten. I love the junior high years because the possibilities are endless for our students. A junior high student has his or her whole future in front of them. I love to watch them grow and progress. It is so much fun to be a part of that experience.

As the principal of Millcreek Junior High my responsibilities are threefold.

1.       Make sure that everyone who walks into my building is safe. Safe from bullies, from hunger, from violence and from the negative influences of the outside world.

2.       Create an environment in which all can learn, both children and adults. When we stop learning we stop living. We all desire to progress, and we all need the right type of learning environment to do so.

3.       The learning environment must be strenuous and demanding, but fun. If students do not enjoy school, and if employees hate their jobs, learning will not take place. A person must enjoy and even have fun where they work and learn so as to grow.

Abraham Lincoln stated, “You cannot please all the people all the time.” This is a true statement. There will be times when all of us will be upset about this or that. We will never all be happy with everything going on at Millcreek Junior. I can promise that my staff and I will never stop working so we all can feel safe, learn, and enjoy the learning environment here at our school.

I am extremely excited for this coming school year. GO MUSTANGS!!