Betty Campbell MBE

Betty Campbell MBE (6 November 1934 – 13 October 2017,[1] born Rachel Elizabeth Johnson) was a Welsh community activist and Wales’ first black head teacher. Born into a poor household in Butetown, she won a scholarship to the Lady Margaret High School for Girls in Cardiff. Campbell later trained as a teacher, eventually becoming a head teacher of Mount Stuart Primary School in Butetown, Cardiff. She put innovative ideas for children’s education into practice and was actively involved in the community.

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