CCPS Superintendent Kamela Patton named Florida’s superintendent of the year

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Kamela Patton
Kamela Patton

Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent, Kamela Patton, has been named Florida’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS).

Patton was formally recognized Wednesday in Tampa during the joint meeting of FADSS and the Florida School Boards Association.

She is the 35th superintendent and the 9th woman to receive this honor since the inception of the awards program in 1988.

“I am deeply humbled and grateful to have been selected as Florida’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year,” says Patton. “It is a privilege to be chosen among a class of outstanding and dedicated superintendents in this state who are fiercely committed to ensuring access to academic excellence and opportunities for all students. This recognition is truly an honor personally, but more so, it reflects the outstanding achievements and tireless work of everyone who makes up Collier County Public Schools.”

Patton was appointed Superintendent of CCPS in June 2011 and is now in her 11th year leading the 115th largest school district in the United States.

The process for selecting Florida’s Superintendent of the Year was established by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), a national organization of school superintendents and other educational leaders. Patton will represent all Florida superintendents at the AASA 2022 National Education Conference February 17-19, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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