For at least the last twenty years I have sought out Pam Oken-Wright for dialogue about how to interpret children’s work and play.  In these precious opportunities between meetings at conferences or through ongoing correspondences, where we look at documentation either she or I created, I have found in Pam an incredible source of insights I would have otherwise missed.  She combines the practical knowledge of a classroom teacher with pedagogical knowledge of teaching and learning.  I feel fortunate to have Pam Oken-Wright as a colleague whose work so clearly aligns with my own.


George E. Forman, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Our school community sought the guidance of Pam Okenwright to establish a stronger, more visible Reggio practice in our four-year-young school.  In the past and always present, Pam makes herself accessible to us as a mentor and inspiration for the Reggio philosophy.  Specifically, we required the tangible means to create and share the stories of the children’s learning process.  Pam’s teaching style is true to Reggio: she is aware of our personalities, learning styles, our joy, our challenges, and even our fears.  Pam is a delightful story-teller, patient and mindful of our attention, understanding and inquiries.  She shared four fleeting hours with us and left us with immediate, real intentions and tools to implement both student portfolios and a school blog.  Pam is selfless with her wisdom.  We are so grateful to have her as our mentor.


Faculty And Staff

Chesterfield Innovative Academy For Girls

This came up on my FB feed today. I thought it was timely after my first week back. Though you were only in my class for a short bit this week, one of my huge take-a-ways from you is the art of listening. You can read it in a textbook, but watching you in action left a huge impression on me that will not only benefit me, but most importantly, my kids! Thank you is not enough for what you have showed me and shared with me.


Jen Miller-Taylor

Kindergarten Teacher, Bensley Elementary School

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