Board Director: Pam Hart
After working in the Clinical Laboratory business for sixteen years, Pam obtained her MBA, worked in her own business and eventually as a Business Analyst at Hewlett-Packard. Now in semi-retirement, Pam works for Unity of Auburn part-time.
Pam’s interest in education started as an AAUW (American Association of University Women) project to support school boards when challenged to remove books from the library shelf. She sided with the Library Bill of Rights which states that all books should be available and that it is the parents’ duty to monitor at home. While attending the school board meetings, she noticed that she was often the only member of the public attending. Since it takes at least a year to understand the workings and language of the school boards, she continued to attend, making comments and bringing issues back to her community for the next twenty years. In 2008 she was elected to the Placer County Board of Education on the platform of requiring every third grade child to have reading proficiency before they matriculated. After meeting Linda LoBue at an education forum and learning of her Sight Word Buster project, Pam signed on immediately and was one of the first volunteers a Rock Creek School.