Defender of Educational Rights
Camilla Sims-Stambaugh, Ed.D, has broad experience as an educator-leader in both public school and government capacities as well as a non- profit organization background. Completing her doctoral studies at the University of Florida as a school psychologist and a Policy and Leadership cognate at The Ohio State University, she has become a national expert in the area of Section 504 processes and procedures. Her 2005 doctoral dissertation From Behind the Mask: Principals’ Perceptions of Section 504 cemented her interest in this field.
Born in Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Sims-Stambaugh taught Duval County Public school students with special needs for five years, worked as a school psychologist over 10 years, and served as a district administrator for special education programs for over 15 years. She has presented research in San Francisco as part of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and has been a contributing author to the national publication LRP, a monthly publication that is dedicated to all special education compliance topics.
In addition to this experience, she has served as the Chief of Child Services for the City of Jacksonville, and as the Executive Director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Dr. Stambaugh has served on several boards, including the Florida Network for Children and Families; she currently works on the Episcopal Early Learning Centers Board of Directors.
Camilla Sims-Stambaugh married Charles Stambaugh in 1990. She and her husband attend the Church of Our Savior in Jacksonville Beach, FL, an Anglican church they helped establish beginning in 2006.
Practice Areas include:
Section 504 Compliance
Expert Witness Testimony
Section 504 Compliance Training for Schools and Organizations
Special Education Programs Evaluation for Public & Charter schools
Psycho/Education Evaluation review and interpretation
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