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Fair Street principal leaving for superintendent job in Minnesota
Will Campbell
Fair Street School Principal William Campbell - photo by Scott Rogers

Fair Street School Principal Will Campbell has entered contract negotiations to become the superintendent of the Rush City, Minn., public school district.

He would begin his work in Rush City on July 1, but told The Times on Friday that he intends to finish out this school year in Gainesville.

“My priority is to complete what we’ve started,” Campbell said. “I will forever be grateful for the experiences and relationships and connections that I have been able to get working as an administrator for 13 years in (the Gainesville City Schools System).”  

Campbell’s wife, Bernadette, grew up in Rush City, so the move will be a homecoming for her and an opportunity for Campbell to take what he has learned in Gainesville and apply it in a role with greater responsibility, he said.

“It was meant to happen,” Campbell added, using the words “grateful, humbled, excited” to describe his feelings about this new career opportunity.