Bloomfield Hills Resident Joins Starfish Board

Sabrina Smith-Campbell is now a member of the executive board for the non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk families in Metro Detroit.


A Bloomfield Hills resident was recently chosen to join the executive board of Starfish Family Services.

Sabrina Smith-Campbell, who worked with the organization along with others in Metro Detroit, was elected by a majority of the Starfish Board of Directors to the new role earlier this month, according to a news release.

Smith-Campbell is an accomplished educator and recognized expert in exploring the interactions between race, gender, and class. She is currently the personal assistant to the Assistant Dean and Adjunct Faculty at Wayne State University.

Starfish is an Inkster-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children of at-risk families in the Detroit-area. Founded in 1963, its administrators and staff maintain a passion for early childhood education, and helps thousands of children prepare each year for a successful start to school, according to its website. The programs also recognize and respect the important role of parents and other caregivers in the long-term success of children, the news release stated.

Before joining the faculty at Wayne State University. Dr. Smith-Campbell served as principal at the Sampson/Webber Academy in Detroit. She also served as the Assistant Principal at Detroit's Farwell Middle School.

She received her BA in English, with a Minor in Communication (Secondary Education); an MA in K-12 Educational Administration; and her PhD in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University. She and husband, Jon M. Campbell, Sr., have three children.

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