Interview with Dr. Campos
Our group had the honor of interviewing our principal, Dr. S. Jim Campos. We are Carter F., David M., Lance D., Mike G., Michael K., and Tad T. The first thing we asked him was where he was born. He was born in Carpinteria! He says, "I am a native Carpinterian. I grew up right here in Carpinteria. In fact, I attended Kindergarten right here at Main School. My Kindergarten class was where the library and computer room are now." His parents' names are Salvador and Delia, and they both worked for the Carpinteria Unified School District, just like him.
We also asked him about his job, and what he does as a principal. He replied, "Everything! From teaching, to writing reports, communicating with the staff and community, supervising the playground and putting down and cleaning the tables in the cafeteria. Everything it seems!"
We were also curious about his interests. We asked about his favorite sports. His favorite sports are baseball and basketball. He said, "I root for the Dodgers and the Lakers. I also enjoy going to UCSB women's basketball games." His favorite subject in school was History. He loves to read whenever he gets a chance, especially historical literature. He likes to read about the lives of world leaders. His favorite food is the chile relleno. He says that nobody makes chile rellenos better than his mom! We asked if he had any pets. We were sad to hear that his dog of 14 years recently passed away. He still has a cat at home, though.
We asked him what it feels like to be principal. We wanted to know if it is fun being principal. Here was his response: "Yes! It is most fun for me to be with students who enjoy learning and are good citizens. Main School students are great to work with. I feel very fortunate to contribute to their education and to work with Main School's outstanding staff and caring community. Main School is a terrific place to be."
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