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Dr. Pamela Stanfield (MO '96)


At the time of the Award, Dr. Pamela Stanfield was:

Westchester Elementary School
Kirkwood, MO

Biographical Information

Dr. Pamela Stanfield serves as president of the board for a non-profit organization, The Covering House, which provides refuge and restoration for minor youth who have been sex trafficked. In addition she serves as a volunteer citizen deputy juvenile officer with the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center. She continues to mentor at risk youth and young adults. Dr. Stanfield served as a professor from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, where she taught graduate courses in education and educational administration. Previously, Dr. Stanfield served nine years as a classroom teacher and 17 years as an elementary school principal before retiring. She published a book titled Children I Have Loved, Lessons I Have Learned, which describes the lessons she has learned from the many children she was able to serve during her career as an educator. "Our students are our best professional growth opportunities—they teach us more than any class or workshop." Dr. Stanfield was principal of Westchester Elementary School in Kirkwood, Missouri when she was named Missouri's National Distinguished Principal in 1995-1996.

Related Connections

Article: Activating Milken Educators: Missouri Teacher Leaders of Tomorrow

Milestone: Pam Stanfield (MO ‘96) Publishes Second Book

Additional Information


1969 Augusta State University, B.A.; University of Missouri - St. Louis M.A. and Ed.D.

Confederate Diaries and Letters


Children I Have Loved, Lessons I Have Learned - published 2014 ; From Gangsta' to Graduate - a presentation on cross racial mentoring; Caring Father, Death Row Inmate, an urban education presentation