Camille Williams-Taylor has worked in the Canadian education sector for over thirty years, from Winnipeg to Montreal, with the better part of her career spent in schools and education systems in Ontario.
She is an innovative leader and an accomplished learner who cultivates an environment that embraces creativity, critical thinking and high expectations for learners and staff. Earlier in her career, Camille promoted Black student success through volunteering in programs with the Canadian Alliance for Black Educators and Parkdale Project Read.
A graduate of the University of Manitoba and McGill University, Camille is currently serving as the Director of Education for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board which is a district of 147 schools and over 75,000 students. Her previous experiences in education include roles at the Ministry of Education, York University’s Faculty of Education and at a number of school districts including Durham, Toronto and Peel.
Her leadership capabilities have evolved through time and experience. In the last three decades, she has been a classroom teacher, a principal, a superintendent, a Ministry of Education student achievement officer and a Faculty of Education course director.
Camille Williams-Taylor has also shaped system structures to improve school experiences for Black students along with other equity deserving/ equity-seeking groups. She was also a key collaborator in the development of the inclusive design framework that has been used by several school districts to systematically advance anti-racist and anti-oppression work in schools, classrooms and departments.
She is also a wife and the mother of three daughters. She believes learning happens everywhere, in school, in the community, at home and in families. In every one of her roles she has learned from students, staff, and community leaders and partners.
Camille was recently recognized as one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women