Pam Dempsey earned her BA in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from St. Mary’s College, Maryland in 1986. She began her career in education in southern Virginia as a Special Education Teacher, working with ED students at the high school level. Education soon became the focus of her life. In 1997 she completed a Masters in Education from Lynchburg College, VA. Her interest in Multiple Intelligences and malleable IQ theory led her to Harvard University from 97 through 98 where she studied under Howard Gardner, Dave Perkins, and Rueben Feurerstein to become a Project Zero instructor. She attended UVA from 2001 – 2005 working towards a PhD in Administration and Supervision. In addition to completing these programs, Pam is now working on an EdD in Early Childhood Education at Lynchburg University.
In October 2005, Pam became the Director of Instructional Technology for Clarke County Public Schools. One of her primary projects was to develop and implement a GIS program for the Transportation Department that enabled them to evaluate and plan more effective bus routes.
In August of 2011, she became the Office Manager and Director of Religious Education for Saints Peter and Paul Parish. At that the parish was in the process of building a Parish Center, designed to facilitate social events and a primary school. On August 10, 2015, Saint Nicholas Learning Center, a Project Zero program serving ages 2 ½ through 5 ½. The five –year plan is to become a Primary School, adding grade K – 2.
Pam is also Professional Organizer and owner of Beyond Organization, a company dedicated to assisting small businesses with their organizational challenges, as well as, setting up and assisting them with their computerized systems.
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