sister mary rebecca campbell

70th Jubilee

Sister Mary Rebecca Campbell, baptized Margaret Ann, was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1946 and was received into the novitiate in 1947. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis in 1963 and a master’s degree in elementary education administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1971.

Sister Mary Rebecca dedicated nearly 55 years of service to elementary education.

Her teaching ministry began in Georgia in the 1950s at Sacred Heart Grade School in Savannah. Throughout the ’50s and early ’60s she taught at St. Joseph Male Orphanage in Washington; Sacred Heart in Atlanta; St. Joseph in Marietta; and St. Anthony in Atlanta.

From 1962 to 1978, Sister Mary Rebecca served at St. Mary School in Littleton, Colorado, first as assistant principal then as principal.

Since 1977, Sister Mary Rebecca has continued her ministry in Georgia. From 1977 to 1984, she worked at the Village of St. Joseph in Atlanta as teacher, principal and director of education. She was an administrator at St. Francis Xavier Grade School in Brunswick through 1988, followed by a one-year sabbatical at the University of San Diego.

Returning to Georgia in 1989, she served as the secretary and bookkeeper at St. John the Evangelist Grade School in Valdosta through 2003.

Sister Mary Rebecca retired in 2004 and continues in volunteer ministry. Today she is a parish volunteer visiting the sick and elderly for St. John the Evangelist Parish in Valdosta. 

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