Camille J. Cooper, Ed.D. is Director of the School Development Program’s Learning, Teaching and Development initiatives which include Teachers Helping Teachers and Balanced Curriculum programs. Teaching, Learning, and Development (T, L, &D) expands the focus of the Yale Child Study Center’s School Development Program (SDP) from relationships and school climate to student achievement and school performance.
Camille also leads the organization’s intake, implementation, and professional development activities for schools and districts. Implementation includes on-site workshops, consultation sessions, and school and classroom visits. Customized on-site professional development also supports the implementation process for schools and districts that have adopted the SDP program.
Prior to joining the SDP, Camille served as a professional educator in public schools over 25 years. Her professional experiences include special education, career/vocational education, associate director of elementary humanities, associate director elementary language arts, assistant and elementary principal, executive director/assistant superintendent for academic services, curriculum and instruction, and executive regional principal/assistant superintendent.
Camille and earned a B.S. in elementary education from Kent State University and a M.Ed. in the education of exceptional individuals from Wright State University. She has completed postgraduate work at Miami University, Wright State University and the University of Dayton in the areas of supervision, curriculum and instruction, school administration and educational leadership. The doctorate degree in educational leadership and policy is from Southern Connecticut State University. Her research focus is teacher collaboration and professional learning communities.