Pamela Foster has been in education for over 16 years completing her B.S. Degree from Southwest Baptist University in Chemistry and Secondary Education in 2005, her M.S. from the same institution in Educational Administration K-8 and 7-12 in 2009. She completed her Ed.S through Northcentral University in 2016 in Educational Leadership, and is currently an ABD working to complete her dissertation for her EdD in Educational Leadership in 2023. Pamela spent 14 years in the middle and high school classrooms in mostly low-income, rural schools in both Virginia and Southwest Missouri. She has taught all levels of secondary science ranging from 6th-12th grades including remedial and advanced placement courses. She worked with at-risk students at the classroom level prior to joining the Springfield Public School district. She started with the Springfield Public School District (the largest school district in Missouri) as a Graduation Mentor where she aided Central High School in increasing their graduation rate 6.3% in one school year through a targeted team effort at both the building and district levels. In 2019 she became the district’s Graduation Specialist where she works with district leaders and building administrators while supervising the Graduation Mentors to ensure that students’ needs are met, interventions are offered, and barriers to graduation are removed. She monitors all district graduation data and works with the accountability department to making sure it remains clean and free of error to better report on students. She works with district and building level teams to make a difference in the lives of students, one student at a time.
Springfield Public Schools
Graduation Mentoring- Relationship Based Interventions Multiple Paths to the Diploma Monitoring for Interventions and Success