My name is Amber Cameron, and I feel lucky to be a part of the AoA community. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers and I am the Director of Special Education and Student Support at AoA. I began at The Academy of Alameda in 2018 as the Assistant Principal. I transitioned to my current role in 2020.
I have two children. My daughter is currently in 8th grade and my son is in 5th grade. We enjoy cooking together, playing cards and board games, watching movies, hiking, traveling when we can, and playing with our three dogs and one cat.
I was a classroom teacher for 12 years, then worked as an Education Specialist for 7 years. After years of encouragement from colleagues, I decided to move into administration and attended UC Berkeley's Principal Leadership Institute to obtain my 2nd Master's degree in Education and an administrative credential. While it was a tough decision to move out of a role that involved working directly with students, I have purposefully found opportunities to continue to connect with students, such as serving as a mentor for a middle school club. I immensely enjoy supporting teachers, staff members, and families to help ensure equitable access and growth opportunities for all students.
The Academy of Alameda's dedication to social justice in education is what brought me to the school. Our on-going, equity-focused professional development speaks to our commitment as educators to continually grow and learn.
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