Hi! My name is Pam McEwen. I am the Founder and CEO of The Izora Elaine Dean Educational Center. For about the past 20 years, I have worked in the field of education. I have worked as a Substitute Teacher, a Paraeducator, a Classroom Teacher, and an Instructional Coach with a focus on Structure and Behavior. Currently, I am a MTSS Facilitator. Within this role, my job is to support, encourage, and coach Teachers so that they will be able to provide the best instruction possible to the learners in their classrooms. I act as a liaison between the school district and Teachers. As a result, I provide professional development on behalf of the school district to Teachers. For the past five years, I have also worked as a College Professor.
I am passionate about empowering the learners that I serve and their families because I know the value of education. Throughout my journey, I have had the pleasure of learning from an array of amazingly talented educators. I have benefited tremendously from all of the mentoring that I have received over the years. But one mentor in particular, touched my heart as a little girl and inspired me to become the woman that I am today and to open up this center in her honor. To learn more about her story, please view the video below.
Izora Elaine Dean
Decades after her childhood experience, Izora Elaine Dean traveled to her home town to stand on the grounds where her home and school once stood.
Izora Elaine Dean accompanied by her son and grandson to visit the places where her childhood home and school once stood.
This video briefly discusses the life of Izora Elaine Dean and the creation of the center in her name.