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Pamela Hart

Feb 28, 2009 04:00PM ● By Super Admin

It all starts with one key principle – respect – in Pamela Hart’s classroom. But respect is just one of many lessons this extraordinary woman teaches her young students as they begin their education.

Since 1986, Hart has taught 21 kindergarten classes and one first grade class at Jackson Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. Her dedication did not go unnoticed, as Hart was chosen as Style’s 2008 Reader’s Choice for Favorite Teacher.

“I feel strongly that knowledge is power. Education has to start young to help children become people who will contribute to society,” she says.

Hart strives to teach more than just academics, though. A self-proclaimed “big kid at heart,” she believes that education happens outside of the classroom.

“I think it is important for children to play. There are so many academic requirements these days, and they are very important, but I see a need for children to socialize and develop those skills. It makes them much more ready to learn in the classroom,” says Hart.

And that’s likely where you’ll find Hart for the rest of her days as an educator. She has looked into administrative roles before, but ultimately she’d rather teach children.

“I love the classroom, and after all these years, I still learn from the students.”

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