Dave Campbell is Principal of Pinelands High School in Cape Town. An English teacher by training, he taught at public schools in Cape Town before becoming the founding Principal of Cedar House School in Cape Town. He served Cedar House from 1997 to 2003 before taking up the post of Headmaster of Somerset College in Somerset West. In 2011 he and his wife moved to Johannesburg where he took a break from leading schools and worked as an English teacher and Deputy Principal at St John’s College. He was appointed Principal at Pinelands High School in 2015.
Dave’s passion is working with adults and teenagers in order to create high-functioning, values-driven and happy schools where all who work and study there are stimulated and fulfilled. His wife and daughter are also teachers, and his son works in the area of diversity and transformation. In his spare time he loves gardening, reading, the theatre, mountain-biking and hiking.