Dr. Camille L. Brown, Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, recently received the 2013 O’Neil D’Amour Award at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention in Houston, for her work in school board development.
Among the accomplishments in the area of school board development is Dr. Brown’s initiation of a series of school board leadership webinars. She was also recognized for her book, “A Recipe for Change,” which provides guidance on Catholic schools governance. This O’Neil D’Amour Award is named for Msgr. O’Neil Charles D’Amour for his unique role in promoting participatory decision making in Catholic education through school boards.
Dr. Camille Brown joined the Archdiocese of Baltimore in December 2010, six months after the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools issued its Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The report, considered a “roadmap” for strengthening the presence of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese, focuses heavily on developing strong leadership in each Catholic school in the Archdiocese. Among Dr. Brown’s areas of responsibility include school leadership and community programs.
Dr. Brown said her work is “a spiritual responsibility because my vocation as a Catholic educator is about building up the Church, and one very important way to build up our church is evangelization through our schools.”
The O’Neil D’Amour Award, first given in 1977, recognizes “outstanding contribution of statewide, regional, national or international significance in establishing and supporting collaborative leadership through boards of Catholic education.”