LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- As school draws nearer, WLAF will continue to introduce members of the Campbell County Central Office Staff to the community. Today is Pam Walden.
Walden is the Federal Programs Director for the county.
Here is her bio:
POSITION FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR:
Federal Programs Director
2018-2019: Federal Programs Director (Current Position)
Prior to that: Jacksboro Elementary School Principal
Ed.S.: Instruction Leadership – Tennessee Tech
Masters in Education: Instructional Leadership – Tennessee Tech
Bachelors in Education: Elementary Education
WHY DID YOU WANT TO BE A TEACHER?
Since I was in elementary school at Wynn, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I’ve always loved reading, and that was my favorite subject to teach as a classroom teacher. If a student enjoys reading, their choices are endless.
WHAT TEACHER INFLUENCED YOU MOST WHEN YOU WERE IN SCHOOL?
I was blessed to attend Wynn School. Being a small, tight-knit community, many of my family members and my husband’s family members taught me in school including Flossie Ayers, Sherry Ayers, Donna Mae Housley, Don Walden, Elva Petrey, and Robert Petrey along with teachers who might as well be like family even though we aren’t related such as Larry Leffew, Rhonda Leffew, Wayne Kitts, and Margie Johnson. All of my teachers were role models who not only taught me academic subjects but inspired me as I taught my own classroom. I always strived to make every classroom I’ve taught in an environment where students can feel as supported as I did.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU ARE MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SCHOOL YEAR?
One of my primary responsibilities involves training our amazing teachers. This year, I am especially excited to help bring the Southern Regional Education to offer dynamic training for Math and English teachers at our high schools and middle schools. Campbell County Schools has hardworking leaders, enthusiastic teachers, and the best students. I can’t wait to see what this school year has in store. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 07/24/2019-6 AM)