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Community meetings set as search for new superintendent continues

Collier County Schools
Posted at 10:59 AM, Jan 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-19 08:36:22-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The Collier County School District hosts the first of several community meetings on Thursday night.

The Collier County School Board voted to remove Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton last month.

Dr. Patton has served as the head of the district for 11 years, stepping into the position in 2011. According to Collier County Schools, under her leadership, the district schools went from 33rd in the state to 5th.

The school board also found its interim superintendent, electing Deputy Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ricciardelli.

Several community meetings this month.

In-person Community Meetings
  • January 19 at 6:00 p.m. - Gulf Coast High School

Virtual Community Meetings