Ms. Cameron is a Brooklyn native who has devoted more than 20 years of her life to education. During her educational tenure, Ms. Cameron assumed an array of roles ranging from classroom teacher to Director of Academic Programs, Admissions, and Student Affairs. She currently serves as Head of School for BASIS Independent Brooklyn’s Lower School campus opening at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn.
“Cultivating love and excitement for learning in the foundational years of a child’s educational experience is key for sustained passion and success as students advance in their educational journeys,” shared Ms. Cameron. “I am honored that I have the opportunity to assist in shaping a school culture that thrives on the joy factor being present every day in every classroom!”
Ms. Cameron graduated from Virginia Union University on a full academic scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the area of interdisciplinary studies/K-8 education. She continued her studies at Strayer University where she received a Master of Business Administration with a focus in leadership management. After graduating, Ms. Cameron devoted 15 years teaching in the Henrico County Public School District where she received the honor of being the 1st Year Teacher of the Year, Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, and the Gilman Award Teacher of the Year finalist.
What excites Ms. Cameron most about serving as Head of School for the Lower School is the opportunity to work closely with the amazing teaching faculty, internationally-acclaimed curriculum, and build a wonderful community here in Brooklyn. BASIS Independent Brooklyn is committed to educating the entire child beyond the basic, traditional academic disciplines, and Ms. Cameron believes that educating the whole child is what truly prepares young people for success.
One of the main philosophies that drew Ms. Cameron BASIS Independent is the shared vision of students achieving more than what is generally expected of them when the proper systems are in place.
In her free time, Ms.Cameron enjoys attending poetry lounges, writing plays, and discovering local small businesses to support.