Cameron Fadjo PhD
Dr. Cameron Fadjo is an educational leader, curriculum innovator, entrepreneur, and learning scientist. A former teacher, coach, research scientist, software developer, and program director, he created the first large-scale, comprehensive computer science education program for all New York City public school students through the Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program. At Google he led numerous teams in the creation of multiple research-based K-12 and higher education computer science education programs and platforms for increasing participation for all learners, and, in particular, women and underrepresented minorities, in computing. At the local level, Cameron founded the Computing Innovation Center, a community-based ‘startup school’ for students in grades K-8 focused on creative computing in the San Francisco East Bay. His extensive experience in designing, developing, and launching educational programs led to the creation of the Lower Hudson CS and STE(A)M Academy where, as Co-Director, he guided district leaders from the Greater New York City region in their creation of individualized, district-specific strategic and operational plans for Computer Science and Engineering (STEM/STEAM) Education programs.
He is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services in the Pleasantville School District (NY) where he leads district-wide curriculum, instruction, technology, innovation, and data programs. He holds a PhD in the learning sciences (Cognitive Studies in Education) from Columbia University, a CAS in Educational Leadership from Niagara University, master’s degrees in educational psychology (EdM) and instructional technology (MA) from Columbia’s Teachers College, and a BM in Music Synthesis from Berklee College of Music. Cameron lives just north of New York City in Westchester County with his husband David, a professional pianist and Medical Musician (a professionally-trained musician on a hospital medical team that provides palliative care to intensive/critical care unit patients through live musical performance). Cameron’s interests include traveling, reading, developing software, long-distance bike riding, ski racing, singing, and exploring the intersection of data, learning, equity, excellence, and impact.