Camille Catlett

Camille Catlett
Camille Catlett
Advanced Technical Assistance Specialist Emerita
Sheryl-Mar North, Room 268
Campus Box 8040
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040

Camille Catlett is an Advanced Technical Assistance Specialist Emerita at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Her recent research efforts have focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating models for preparing personnel to work with young children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse and models for collaborative, cross-sector professional development. Since moving to North Carolina in 1992, Camille has led strategic planning efforts designed to promote systemic change in professional development in over 30 states.

Since 2000, Camille’s work has focused on developing intentional strategies that grow the capacity of early childhood and early intervention professionals to be comfortable, confident, and capable to support young children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse and their families. From 2004-2008 she worked with Susan Maude, Eva Thorp, Susan Moore, and Sylvia S├ínchez to develop Crosswalks, an evidence-based model for increasing diversity in preservice programs (coursework, field experiences, and program practices). She has supported the replication of the Crosswalks model at 21 universities and community colleges in nine states.

Camille is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences. She coordinates four national listservs (BabyTalk, Faculty Finds, Natural Resources, Resources within Reason), one state listserv (The Right Stuff), authors a regular column on implementing evidence-based practices (From Article to Action) in Young Exceptional Children, and co-edited the 2008 publication Practical Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Development.

In 2006, Camille received the Mary McEvoy Award for Service to the Field from the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Areas of Expertise:
Systems Change
Professional Development
Curriculum Vitae:
• MA, Speech-Language Pathology, The George Washington University
• BA, English Literature, University of California, San Diego
• BA, Speech-Language Pathology, San Diego State University