Camille Taylor, Ed.D.
Foresthill Union School District
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Dr. Camille Taylor is the incoming superintendent of Foresthill Union School District, a TK-8 district in Placer County, California. Prior to this appointment, Camille lead the Educational Services-Continuous Improvement Team as Assistant Superintendent at the Lassen County Office of Education in Northern California, working shoulder to shoulder with administrators and educators to build district and school educators’ capacities to engage students in learning experiences that will peak curiosities and leave them wanting more.
Camille founded and served as Executive Director/CEO of two charter schools in the Tahoe Basin and has consulted in the development of charter schools in Placer, Nevada and Sacramento counties. Her particular passion for cultivating student agency is among the primary drivers of her programs, where experiential learning and projects are core pedagogical characteristics. Camille’s interest in student voice extends from classroom instruction to school and district governance, introducing students to the broad range of resources, responsibilities and decisions involved in public school operations, and building students’ capacities to meaningfully engage in planning and problem solving. As an educational leader, Camille has found the voices of students of all ages to be essential to designing innovative and relevant systems of learning.
Much of Camille’s educational leadership has been in rural, high-poverty areas where resources, including human resources, are often sparse. Having been raised and spending her undergraduate years in culture-rich areas of San Francisco and Los Angeles, Camille seeks to serve as a conduit of diverse cultural concepts and equity in the districts and schools within the frontier regions of California, to spark students’ natural curiosities about their world and about themselves.
Camille is delighted by her husband of 23 years, her daughter and son who are now curious young adults, her 150 lb Newfoundland, conversations with middle school students, and clouds.