“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”
Certified Administrator K-12; Certified Teacher; K-6 and 5-9 Math, English and Science
Pamalea Baker graduated from Ohio University majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. Pam has continued her education and in 2008 achieved National Board Certified Teacher status as well as earning her Master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton. Ms Baker has 19 years teaching experience from elementary to high school. Pam has taught in Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and internationally in Dubai, UAE. Ms Baker is a Highly Effective Teacher and comes highly recommended by her students, parents, and peers. Pam believes in every child having their own set of educational needs and she works to develop the whole child not just the academics. She has a way of connecting to students which allows her students to build self-esteem and develop confidence in their abilities as a student and a member of society.
"STEM encourages students to think outside the box and realize that there are many multiple solutions to any problem. I encourage all students to go above and beyond what they feel they can achieve to face any challenge that comes before them."
Certified STEM Teacher
Laurie Thomas is returning to her passion of teaching students after retiring from 30 years of teaching. Over the course of her career she has taught students from kindergarten to eighth grade. The last eight years of teaching she has solely focused on STEM education in order to train young minds for the future of tomorrow.
Mrs. Thomas majored in Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University and went on to get her Master's degree from Walden University in Reading and Literacy. She is excited to begin working at 3 Oaks Academy.