Collier County Public Schools Superintendent (CCPS) Kamela Patton has been named Florida’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS).
Patton was officially recognized in Tampa on Wednesday at the joint meeting of the 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 touched and grateful to have been chosen as Florida’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year,” said Patton. “It is a privilege to be chosen from a class of exceptional and dedicated superintendents in this state who are fiercely committed to ensuring access to academic excellence and opportunity for all students. This recognition is truly a personal honor, but more than that, it reflects the outstanding achievement and tireless work of all of those who make up the Collier County Public Schools.
Patton was appointed CCPS Superintendent in June 2011 and is now in her 11th year as head of the 115th largest school district in the United States.
The Florida Superintendent of the Year selection process 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 2022 AASA National Education Conference February 17-19, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.