TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – O’Leary Middle School has a new principal.

The hiring of Keelie Campbell was approved by the Twin Falls School District Board of Trustees at a special board meeting on Tuesday.

“I am excited to join the O'Leary team and put my middle school knowledge and experience to work,” Campbell said in a prepared statement by the district.

“Having had the opportunity to work with some of the people in the Twin Falls district, I have found them to be excellent educators. I look forward to expanding these opportunities and adding my contributions to the district.”

According to the news release, Campbell worked in the Jerome School District for the past three years, serving as the Jerome High School Principal for two years; and federal programs, grant writer and interim elementary principal for one year.

She started her teaching career in Wendell, where she taught seventh- and eighth-grade math for 15 years and served as the athletic director as well as coaching at high school and middle school levels.

Campbell received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1992 and her Master’s in Educational Leadership in 2011 from the University of Idaho. She currently is pursuing an Education Specialist degree from Boise State University.