Carlton Campbell, the principal of Gulfstream Academy K-8 and a Hallandale Beach native, was killed in a car crash on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. He was a respected and beloved leader who dedicated his life to education and serving others. His death has left a deep void in the hearts of his family, friends, colleagues, and students.
Who Was Carlton Campbell?
Carlton Campbell was born and raised in Hallandale Beach, Florida. He graduated from Hallandale High School and served there as principal as well. He then became the principal of Gulfstream Academy K-8, a magnet school for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).
Campbell was known for his unwavering commitment to integrity, empathy, and servant leadership. He fostered a nurturing and inclusive environment for both students and faculty, encouraging collaborative decision-making and academic excellence.
He was also a role model for his students, not only for his dedication to their success but also for his moral rectitude. Campbell had a passion for learning and pursued higher education throughout his career.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Teaching from Ball State University, a Master of Science in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and further studies at Nova Southeastern University.
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Carlton Campbell Car Accident
The details of the car crash that claimed Campbell’s life are still unclear. According to the news reports, the accident occurred on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at an unspecified location and time. No other information about the cause or circumstances of the crash has been released yet.
The news of Campbell’s death was announced by the City of Hallandale Beach through a post that said: “Our hearts are heavy today in the City of Hallandale Beach following the loss of Gulfstream Academy K-8 of Hallandale Beach Principal Carlton Campbell”. The post also expressed condolences to Campbell’s family and gratitude for his service to the community.
(1/3) Our hearts are heavy today in the City of Hallandale Beach following the loss of Gulfstream Academy K-8 of Hallandale Beach Principal Carlton Campbell. pic.twitter.com/pTImW7NSfJ
— Hallandale Beach (@MYHBeach) October 25, 2023
How Has the School Community Reacted to the Loss of Carlton Campbell?
The school community of Gulfstream Academy K-8 and Hallandale Beach has been devastated by the loss of Campbell. Many students, parents, teachers, and staff have shared their grief and memories of him on social media and other platforms.
They have described him as a kind, caring, inspiring, and visionary leader who made a positive impact on their lives. The school district has also issued a statement expressing its sorrow and support for Campbell’s family and the school community.
It has also provided counselling and crisis intervention services for those who need them. The district has not announced any plans for a memorial service or a replacement for Campbell’s position yet.
Carlton Campbell was a remarkable principal who touched the lives of many people in Hallandale Beach and beyond. His death in a car crash has been a tragic loss for the school community and the city. He will be remembered for his legacy of excellence, compassion, and leadership. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.