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New Assistant Superintendent Starts Work
After spending six years as principal of a large high school in Stockton, Daryl Franklin Camp started work last week as assistant superintendent of educational services to the Riverbank Unified School District.

In that post, he follows Susan Taylor who retired this year after 22 years of service in Riverbank.

Dr. Camp, 41 was previously principal of Bear Creek High School, a Lodi district school located in Stockton and having a diverse enrollment of 2,000 students.

Before moving to Bear Creek, he served as administrator in three other districts over an eight-year period. He was assistant principal and then house principal at James Logan High School in Union City, vice principal at Samuel Jackman Middle School in Sacramento and vice principal at San Juan High School in Citrus Heights.

Camp began his formal teaching career as a mathematics instructor at James Logan High where he also coached girls' basketball.

Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, he attended Oakland High School and played basketball there before earning his bachelor's degree in health and physical education at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. in 1991. Returning to California, he earned a master's degree at California State University, Hayward in 2001 and added professional administrative credentials in 2002.

Camp earned his doctorate degree in educational leadership at California State University, Sacramento, this year. He is a member of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and was president-elect of the San Joaquin chapter. In 2008, he received the Valuing Diversity Award for the ACSA's Region VII.

He enjoys learning, especially learning languages, and has studied Spanish, French, Portuguese and Japanese. He is proficient in Spanish, having lived in Puebla, Mexico during the 1991-92 school year and taught physical education there.

Besides being an avid basketball fan, he is fond of traveling and meeting people from outside the United States.

And he "almost earned" a private pilot's license in 1997. The "almost," he explained, means he ran out of funds for lessons so he is licensed to fly solo but cannot take up passengers.

Camp has been married to his wife Janee for 12 years. They have two sons, Kendall now 11 and Myles, who was born in 2003.

The Camps have lived in Elk Grove since 2002 but are now looking for a home in northeast Modesto. He already has his sons enrolled for swimming lessons in Riverbank starting in a couple of weeks.