Camille Simmons, Commissioner

Commissioner Camille Simmons

Board Liaison to: Caring and Sharing Center, Edison Career & Technology High School, George Mather Forbes School No. 4, Henry Hudson School No. 28, Joseph C. Wilson Commencement Academy, Oregon Leopold Day Care, P-Tech Pathways to Technology, Rochester Early College International High School, Rise Community School, Student Representative Mentor

Term Expires: December 2025

Current Board Committee Chair Assignment: Equity in Student Achievement Committee


Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Camille has dedicated her career to youth advocacy and academic success. She believes collective community voice, equity, high quality instruction and relationships, along with early childhood interventions, can positively impact the educational outcomes of students in Rochester. Over the years, she has provided mentorship to hundreds of students in the City of Rochester, and managed program operations focused on youth employment, college and career readiness, tutoring, and life skills enrichment. 

Camille grew up in the 19th Ward where she graduated from Wilson Magnet High School. She is the mother to one son, who is also a graduate of the RCSD. She obtained her A.S. Degree in Liberal Arts and Certificate in Human Services from Monroe Community College, her B.S. Degree in Social Work from Keuka College, and M.S. in Strategic Leadership at Roberts Wesleyan College. Camille considers herself a lifelong learner and seeks every opportunity to broaden her scope of understanding. She is a 2010 graduate of United Ways’ African American Leadership Development Program, and 2015 graduate of Leadership Rochester. Previously, Camille served in the role of Continuous Improvement Manager, facilitating planning between cross–sector organizations focused on systems level change.

Camille recently joined the Bivona Child Advocacy Center, where she serves as the Director of Multidisciplinary Team. She is committed to advocating for Rochester's historically undervalued and underrepresented populations and ascribes to Frederick Douglass’s quote, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”.