12 Sep Pam Davis
Degrees: B.A., University of Puget Sound, M.A., Lewis and Clark College
Year Joined Staff: 2017
Professional Background: Ms. Davis has worked as a teacher, tutor, and reading specialist during her professional career. She founded and directed the Imagination Learning Center and developed a written curriculum for reading, math, and language arts.
Philosophy of Education: I believe in excellence in education. In order to achieve this, I feel we need to teach the whole person, not just the brain. To do this, we need to be aware of the different learning styles of our students. As an experienced educator, I work to identify the students’ learning styles such as auditory, visual, and kinesthetic styles. I do my best to accommodate these styles while covering the academic material to maximize the students’ ability to learn. It is my desire to help students recognize their strengths and how to make the most of those strengths. It is also essential to strengthen the areas of lesser innate abilities. In doing so, the students become well rounded individuals.
Another aspect of the “whole” person that needs to be addressed is the students’ spiritual growth. Success in life is more than just academic knowledge. One of the great aspects of a classical Christian education is the emphasis on the inclusion of Christian values and virtues in our teaching. By emphasizing Christian values, we help our students to become the best individual that God has created them to be. As we maximize their strengths, build up their lesser innate abilities, and emphasize their Christian growth, we teach our students how to learn and apply that learning to their lives.