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Nikki Johnson    

  I graduated from Campo High School in 1980 and left for college at Oklahoma Baptist  University. After one year, I returned home to marry my high school sweetheart, Ray Johnson.  I immediately started working at the Campo School as an office aide and library aide. I continued this work until I had a daughter in 1982, Kristen Diane, and twin boys in 1985, Kevin Lee and Kasey Ray.  It was at that time I decided to stay at home and be a mom.

    In the fall of 1989 I returned to work at the school as a classroom aide for the room where a wonderful little boy with Down’s syndrome was attending.  He was a lovely young man that brought joy to everyone he met. Although he was finding success meeting the challenges Down’s added to his life, he was unable to fight off the damage the pneumonia caused to his lungs during a harsh winter and he passed away on Feb. 14, 1993.  After considering the joy and fulfillment Benjamin brought to my life, I decided to complete my degree to be an elementary teacher. I graduated from Regis University in 1997 and taught 1st and 2nd grade at Campo Elementary from 1997-2000. In 2000 I graduated from Adams State College with my Master’s Degree in Special Education and I’ve taught Special Education at the Campo Schools since.

    In 2003 I became the Superintendent of the Campo School District.  Since that time I have worked to try to promote the school and the great work the students and teachers are doing.  The school faces the same challenges as other rural schools around the state with declining enrollment and decreased funding.  The administration, school board, faculty, parents, and community are dedicated to providing the best education possible and looking for innovative ways to accomplish that.

    I believe the Campo School is the best school around for many reasons but I am dedicated to making it even better.  In 2006 we implemented a new and exciting program, Service Learning. This project is designed to help students connect their interests with community needs while identifying learning standards that would be addressed by finding a solution to the problem.   The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a student-led group that oversees the service-learning projects in the school and, as their sponsor, I am very proud of the work they are doing. Students are making a difference in our community and the community is showing tremendous support for them.  Students are dedicated to making their community a place where they have the opportunity to raise their children. 

     Although the students in our school are where my passion lies, I also have other roles.  In addition to Superintendent, Special Education/Title I teacher, and Youth Advisory Council Advisor for the school, I have also served on the Colorado Department of Education’s Educational Data Advisory Committee (EDAC), Lamar Community College (LCC) Advisory Council and Ogallala Commons Advisory Board.  I am also a member and Church Clerk of the Campo Baptist Church and a Trustee for the Town of Campo.

     Of all my roles in this life, my favorite one by far is that of Grandma.  My four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren are very special to me and I love all of them and spend as much time as I can with them.  I love watching them play basketball, baseball, football, and volleyball or learning how to crawl and sit up and reaching each milestone as they grow up.  They are my joy!

Kim Jenkins 

This is my eleventh year as Principal of Campo Schools.  I am also the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher with a class entitled “Life Skills” for junior high students.  I am also supervising the 2019-2020 yearbook. Campo Schools has a vast array of learning opportunities for the students academically in the classrooms and in the extracurricular realm.  The student-teacher ratio is a definite asset for the students and the unity among the staff contributes to the positive climate of the school system. 

I am a graduate of Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a degree in Home Economics Education.  I earned my Master’s Degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Educational Administration.  From 1978-2009, I was the Home Economics teacher and Future Homemakers Adviser at Boise City High School for 24 years of those years and then I held the position of Principal for 8 years.

   I am a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Boise City.  My husband, Bill, and I ranch south of Campo. We have two sons—Clayton, daughter-in-law—Deidre, who live in Dumas, Texas and Kirby, daughter-in-law—Melissa, who live in Guymon, Oklahoma. We have 2 grandsons—Korby, 20 years old, and Konner, 15 years old and a granddaughter—Tinley, 7 years old.  I enjoy attending the many extracurricular activities that the students are involved in and I also enjoy reading, journaling, quilting and Bible studies. 

This school year we are focusing on “Cultivating a Growth Mindset--Come Grow with Us” as we work towards “Creating Champions in Campo”.