Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent of Schools
Kamela Patton is the Superintendent of Schools for Collier County, having been appointed on June 1, 2011. Previously she spent 24 years in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth-largest school system in the US serving 342,000 students (90% minority) with 371 schools, and 51,000 employees.
Kamela’s previous positions include Assistant Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent and District/School Operations, Differentiated Accountability Administrative Director, Region Administrative Director, Instructional Support Director, Curriculum Director, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Teacher at all levels of the K-20 continuum.
Dr. Patton received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1985 from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania; a Master of Science, Reading Education in 1992 from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership in 2003 from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.