Meet Pam 

picture of Pam and pup!

Pam has been facilitating Child Development courses full time at Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) since fall 1999; sixteen years at MJC and starting in fall of 2015, she accepted a position full-time at our sister college, Columbia College. She continues to teach Child Growth and Development at MJC.

Pam briefly attended MJC as a student on her journey to CSU Stanislaus. She received her Masters of Science degree at CSU Stanislaus where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate work in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling. Her associate’s degree in Child Development was completed at Grossmont Community College in San Diego.  "Ahorita, estoy entiendo como hablar y escribir espanol con el ayuda de muchos maestros!"   

"My devotion to the field of child development began to emerge when I was pregnant with my first child, Jess, and while taking a child growth and development course. It was with the birth of my second child, Blayne, that I began to truly understand the uniqueness of each person, the incredible, wonderful dynamics of siblings, and the continued delights of my favorite job, parenting! This passion has continued to grow for the last 30 plus years and I only have to look into the eyes of my children or another child to remind me of the wonders of life. 

When not at work, I love spending time with friends and my family including my friend and husband, Mike, and my two amazing and fun adult children and their families including 7 grandchildren, 6 teens and one baby! Also, I immensely enjoy reading, playing with my sweet dogs, Sakima and Matoska, and our cats, Sydney, Umari and Talulah along with fostering two cats, Opie and Ember, camping, kayaking, exercising (ran my first half marathon with my husband and daughter in Carlsbad and my first two marathons in Modesto), and traveling. Gardening is my therapy and at least once a week, I love to indulge in hot tamales (the candy) and popcorn!