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Pamela Gardner (CT '01)


At the time of the Award, Pamela Gardner was:

Guilford High School
Guilford, CT

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Pamela Gardner is one of three assistant principals at Frank Scott Bunnell High School in Stratford, the same school district where she was previously the social studies supervisor. Gardner has been an active member of the administrative team chairing the school advisory committee, coordinating the efforts of the accreditation process and spearheading the initiative for looking at student work. Prior experience includes teaching social studies at Guilford High School in Guilford, where she transformed her classroom into a laboratory for group and individual interdisciplinary learning. Whatever the chosen topic, Gardner challenged students to apply their learning and make connections across content areas. She began the school's AP Human Geography program and taught in its team-taught freshman world humanities course. She was also head of the Business, Technology, Family and Consumer Science Departments. A model of extracurricular commitment, Gardner initiated a Student-of-the-Month program, ran a diversity awareness program, and gained impressive community support for school activities. She was a leader in curriculum development, policymaking and staff development. She volunteered at student summer leadership camp, served as president of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and was on the steering committee of the Connecticut Geographic Society.

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Memoriam: Pamela Gardner (CT '01) Passes Away

Additional Information


1991 University of Connecticut, B.A.