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KEA President Eddie Campbell was elected by acclimation to serve a second term as president at KEA’s 150th DA in April. Campbell won an overwhelming majority of 89.2 percent in his first election as president in 2019. Campbell’s second term will expire in June 2025.


Prior to his election as KEA President, Campbell served as KEA Vice President. He is on leave from the Knox County School system, where he is the Choir Director of Knox Central High and Knox Middle Schools.


“I am honored to serve the educators of Kentucky as their KEA president for another term,” said Campbell. “Kentucky educators have helped hold our communities together over the first three years of my service as president. They have helped our students succeed through a global pandemic, taught under the threat of physical harm over mask policies and instructional theories, and continue helping Kentucky’s children through the trauma caused from the pandemic.


“In spite of these challenges, educators continue to hold our communities together today—in the face of the devastating tornadoes in Western Kentucky, the consistent legislative attacks that threaten public school funding and our state constitution, and the refusal of the legislature to provide pay increases to educators as a shortage of teachers, bus drivers and all school employees reaches a critical level.”


Joel Wolford was also reelected to his second term as VP through June 2025. Wolford has been a teacher for 24 years, most recently as a Librarian Media Specialist at Russell Springs Elementary. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former two-term mayor of his hometown of Russell Springs. 

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