Pamela Herkner-Chasse, Ed.D.

Accomplished educational leader with 38 years of experience. Proven track record of successfully improving student achievement and staff morale. Deep passion for educational excellence through continuous improvement. Goal oriented and results oriented through teamwork. Skillful builder of Professional Learning Communities, implementation of shared decision-making by all stakeholders, and developing compassionate, caring learning environments with a focus on the whole child. Leadership style empowers, motivated and inspires staff, students, parents and the community. A roll up your sleeves and get involved management style who truly “ walks the talk”. Capable of handling challenging situations with wisdom and finesse. Tireless advocate of student character and social-emotional development to close the achievement gap, and build a better tomorrow. Believes that we must teach students “how to learn” and “how to access their resources” by focusing on the skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. Plus, an emphasis on building “social engineers” through social-emotional development thereby giving students the skills for positive relationships, understanding and expressing emotions, empathy, and self- regulation. All of which will ensure students can be contributing members of society and creating a compassionate successful future together.

Emotions Steer Thinking: Emotion + Thinking = Cognitive Development

WHY SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS KEY! SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING The Center for Responsive Schools, CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)) and the State Department of Education to name a few, believe that teaching social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies is as important as teaching academic competencies. Actually, based upon what we now know about how …

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“If it doesn’t Challenge You, It doesn’t Change You.” Fred DeVito

As the school doors opened this August we all knew there would be changes due to the impact of COVID 19. Given that schools closed abruptly in the Spring of 2020 educators like parents weren’t ready for the massive change that hit us overnight. Educators just like students and parents wish they could return to …

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