Pam Sweeney began her tenure at Dearborn Academy in 2000 as an assistant teacher in the Elementary/Middle School Program and quickly made Dearborn part of her extended family. She became a lead teacher in 2002 and served as a mentor teacher from 2008-2012 before being promoted to the educational coordinator position. In 2017, she became the director of the Elementary/Middle School Program.
Pam loves working directly with students and with teachers on how to help students access the curriculum. She missed that in her role with the elementary/middle school role and has taken on the challenge of learning center coordinator, a position that has been vacant for a few years.
Pam earned her undergraduate degree in sociology from Harvard University. After a few years in marketing, she realized her heart was in the world of education, largely stemming from the connections she witnessed her mother make as a teacher. Pam earned a master’s degree with licensure in elementary education moderate special needs, and mathematics through the Peaceable Schools Program at Lesley University and the M.Ed. (moderate disabilities) program at Cambridge College.