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.

COMMUNICATION EQUALS STUDENT SAFETY AND 21st CENTURY SUCCESS!

COMMUNICATION EQUALS STUDENT SAFETY AND 21ST CENTURY SUCCESS! One of the essential strategies-concepts-lessons that both parents and educators that are working to prepare students for the 21st Century, despite the COVID19, is COMMUNICATION. Why? There are so many reasons this blog could go for days, but briefly, relationships and connections are essential to social-emotional well-being …

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Online Learning: Be on Your Guard

The COVID-19 driven rush to online learning comes with risks The Coronavirus pandemic has abruptly closed conventional classrooms. The emergency response has moved learning online. Many educators only familiar with the wading pool of technology suddenly find themselves thrown into the deep end. Some quickly discovered the waters are dangerously polluted with identity thieves, scammers, …

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TEACHER + PARENT = CO-TEACHING

Co-Teaching = Student Success RETHINKING HOW WE DO BUSINESS AND WHY…                                                        A New Teacher-Parent Partnership  by Dr. Pamela A. Herkner-Chasse As we are all so very much aware, the education of our kids is changing rapidly, as if it wasn’t already, right? But now with the “Stay at Home” orders due to the COVID19 …

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KEEPING BUSY: Websites, Virtual Field Trips, Reading, Social-Emotional Learning, and more…

100+ Activities to do at home with what you currently have or for a very small cost. entertainkidsonadime.com This site offers a wealth of fun, experiential, hands-on, active, engaging https://entertainkidsonadime.com/2020/03/13/100-activities-to-do-at-home-during-school-closures/and learning through play types of activities that won’t break the wallet but will ensure kids are busy while schools are closed. WAIT-There are many more …

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RELATIONSHIPS MATTER

RELATIONSHIPS MATTER AND IT STARTS WITH CONNECTION Continuing to Build Teacher-Student Relationships can still happen with a little reflection on activities you were already doing.  Re-think how you can still accomplish the main objective. FOR STUDENTS:  Make a Personal Connection with your students daily (ideal) but weekly (great) by name. HOW?  A couple ideas: Using …

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It will “Take a Village” to Educate our Youth…

Now more than ever, it will “Take a Village” to Educate our Children. It will take us ALL working “HAND-in-HAND, Together to ensure EVERYONE is safe, healthy-physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. So let us all share what we know works. There are many strategies and tools that do work-time to show we CARE, to SHARE …

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