Principal Ben Campopiano

  • My name is Mr. Campopiano (or Mr. C), and I am so thrilled to be Miramonte's new Principal. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you this year! 

    A little bit about my past work experiences:

    • I started working in public education in 2007, and was a Social Studies Teacher and Teacher on Special Assignment at Northgate High School for seven years.
    • I was an Assistant Baseball Coach (five seasons), and the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Northgate (two seasons).
    • I was the Director of Baseball Operations at Santa Clara University for four years.
    • I became a school administrator in 2016, and served as an Associate Principal at Northgate High School for two years.
    • I was the Principal at Pine Hollow Middle School for the last three years. 

    And a little bit about me:

    • My wife, Lauren, and I have two amazing kids, Kate (5), and Will (3), and we live in Lafayette. 
    • I founded Bronco Baseball Academy in 2001, and we host about 500 kids every summer for youth baseball camps in Walnut Creek.
    • Before my career in education, I worked in politics for three years, and had the opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C., Boston, and San Francisco.
    • I'm a huge Giants and 49ers fan. 
    • I love to golf, read, and eat good Italian food.

    Things I love:

    • Dinner out with my wife.
    • BBQ Kettle Chips.
    • Watching my daughter run.
    • Playing catch with my son. 
    • Going to a Giants game.
    • Naps.
    • Reading to my kids.
    • Golfing with my brothers and Dad.
    • The Office.
    • Reading a great book. 
    • Homemade cookies.

    My favorite quotes:

    • "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."  --WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
    • "Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."  --ROBERT KENNEDY, JR.
    • “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”  --ROBERT KENNEDY, JR.
    • “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”  --RUDYARD KIPLING