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Keep Improving Our Schools With Allison B. Campbell

Allison B. Campbell made Ocala/Marion County her home when she was recruited to move here from southeast Tennessee. A young, single, professional woman, fresh out of graduate school, with a master’s degree in communication studies, she persuaded her fiancé to move here. Together, she and Andy are raising their sons in Ocala.

Allison has worked in for-profit and nonprofit businesses, as well as building her own small public relations business. She excels in her chosen profession by earning and maintaining the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) and the Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) designations. Always a proponent for education and personal growth, Allison graduated with her Doctor of Strategic Communication degree in 2023.

As a wife and mother to three students enrolled in Marion County Public Schools, Allison continues to provide unique and valuable perspectives to the Marion County School Board. With experience as a corporate executive and small business owner, Allison sees Marion County Public Schools from the perspective of our students’ future employers.  As an adjunct professor for the College of Central Florida and Southeastern University, Allison appreciates the excellence produced by Marion County Public Schools, but also sees gaps where some students could be better prepared for higher education.

Establishing her family’s roots in Marion County, Allison B. Campbell is actively involved in civic leadership. She currently serves on the Education Vision Council for the United Way of Marion County and has previous leadership roles in the Florida Public Relations Association, Ocala Chapter, the Osceola Middle School SAC committee, and the boards for the Ocala Women’s Network, Public Education Foundation of Marion County, NonProfit Business Council and ARC Marion. She also serves as a volunteer mentor in the Take Stock in Children program.

As an elected School Board Member, Allison quickly became an Emerging Leader and Certified School Board Member by the Florida School Boards Association in her first year in office. She currently serves on FSBA's finance committee, policy committee, advocacy committee, and legislative subcommittee. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Central Florida School Boards Coalition, Vice Chair of the Florida High School Athletic Association's Public Liaison Advisory Committee, and a non-voting member of the City of Ocala's Planning and Zoning Commission.

With Allison's leadership on the School Board, she helped the School Board create the Achieve 2026 strategic plan, adopt all new District policies, renew the contract of the first appointed superintendent, and receive a legislative appropriation to enhance the Marion Technical College. Through her relationships, active listening skills, and leadership throughout Marion County Public Schools, she helps enhance the vision of "Helping Every Student Succeed" everyday. 

 “I am grateful voters in 2020 blessed me with the opportunity to effect change in Marion County Public Schools . However, the Board still needs the perspectives I bring - as of mother, business owner and professor . My passion and conviction that the education every student receives each year will impact this community for generations, continues today. We must get it right, and I want to continue being a part of  making policies needed to impact change.

I would appreciate your continued support in 2024.”

Allison B. Campbell, Candidate for District 1 Representative, Marion County School Board

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