Pamela Chu-Sheriff has worked in urban education for 17 years. She firmly believes in the power of student voice and in the importance of making authentic connections between students’ lives and their learning. Pam has extensive training and experience in Tier 1, 2, and 3 restorative practices and is also a strong proponent of racial justice and equity work.
Pam was one of the founding administrators of a middle school in Cambridge, MA, that serves predominantly low-income students and students of color from families representing over 25 languages. The school hosted learning tours for district and school administrators from across the state, including the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and across the country. One of Pam’s greatest sources of pride was hearing from students that they could be themselves or see themselves reflected at the school.
Prior to her time in Cambridge, Pam worked at a pilot school in the Boston Public Schools. She served as a school leader and an English and Humanities teacher at the middle and high school levels. She is also a trained International Baccalaureate teacher for both the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.
The proud daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Pam has been involved in grassroots activism with the Asian American community in Boston for 20 years. She has provided anti-racism workshops for non-profit organizations and universities and was also a board member of the Asian American Resource Workshop.
Pam holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Pam enjoys all things food-related and spending time with her husband and baby daughter.