April 11th – FL School Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Kamela Patton

Florida’s School Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Kamela Patton, April 11th

Dr. Kamela Patton, Collier County’s award-winning Superintendent of Schools, will address the membership of ABWA’s Imperial River Chapter, Wed April 11th at 6:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, followed by plated dinner at 6:30 and speaker at 7:00. Registration is $30 at ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com

Dr. Patton joined the Collier County Public School District in June of 2011. Under her leadership, the school district’s State ranking has improved from 33rd to 5th in the State. The number of Collier students exceeding the state average on test results has vaulted from 30% to 91%.

Leadership led to Dr. Patton’s selection in 2017 as Florida’s School Superintendent of the Year by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The honor extends beyond classroom performance. Dr. Patton has also been recognized for the school district’s exemplary response to Hurricane Irma. Dr. Patton serves on a number of non-profit Boards, including Jr Achievement, the Shelter for Abused Women, and the Southwest Florida Conservancy, to name a few. Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, Dr. Patton has been an educator for more than 30 years.

ABWA Imperial River Chapter welcomes all women interested in professional development. Expect mutually supportive, life-long relationships with powerful professional women. Men are also welcome.  Registration/check-in and networking starts at 6:00 PM at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $30 at Eventbrite, which includes dinner. For more information, email Info@ABWAImperialRiver.org

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION: The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and promote opportunities for them to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.