Dr. Kamela Patton is the Superintendent of Collier County Public Schools (CCPS). She joined the district in June of 2011.

During her tenure, Dr. Patton has enhanced existing programs, instituted new technological tools, improved internal and external communications, and initiated new programs that increase student achievement. Under Dr. Patton’s direction, CCPS has improved its ranking to 5th in the State from 33rd. During her tenure, students have increased performance on state tests as evidenced by an increase in the percentage of students exceeding the state average to 91% from 30% between 2011 to 2017.

As part of the second three-year strategic plan created under Dr. Patton’s direction, the school district is focused on early childhood education, providing a college or career pathway for all students, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), a high-quality staff with a strong succession management plan, fiscal responsibility, and communication.