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Kamela 'Kam' Patton shakes hands with chamber member Tom Taylor from the Chamber of Commerce Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Naples Chamber of Commerce office building in Naples, Fla. Patton has now been the new Collier County Schools superintendent for a year since leaving the Miami, Fla. position. 'It (education) is my absolute passion because education is the foundation of what America is founded upon,' Patton said. 'No matter who you are or where you came from, an education benefits that job and it benefits your community and country.' (My year has been) absolutely fantastic; outstanding employees and even better community.'

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Corey Perrine/Staff Kamela "Kam" Patton shakes hands with chamber member Tom Taylor from the Chamber of Commerce Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Naples Chamber of Commerce office building in Naples, Fla. Patton has now been the new Collier County Schools superintendent for a year since leaving the Miami, Fla. position. "It (education) is my absolute passion because education is the foundation of what America is founded upon," Patton said. "No matter who you are or where you came from, an education benefits that job and it benefits your community and country." (My year has been) absolutely fantastic; outstanding employees and even better community."

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