Area of Focus: education, Holocaust Education, media
Location: Florida, Niceville
Pam Smith has been a public school teacher over twenty years with instructional assignments as a secondary language arts teacher, graduate teaching assistant at the University of Alabama, middle school gifted education language arts and social studies teacher, and community college instructor. Currently, Smith is an online instructor for Okaloosa Online, Blue Ridge Learning Academy, and Troy University as well as an English instructor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Smith is active in Holocaust education receiving the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellowship in 2000, planning and implementing statewide Holocaust education workshops in Alabama and area-wide teacher workshops in northwest Florida, and offering Holocaust-related presentations through community programs. Additionally, Smith writes and directs a Florida Humanities Council Partnership Grant that provides free, public programming that has been featured in area print and television media with regular recording and broadcasting by the local PBS station WSRE. Pam plans to use her Carl Wilkens Fellowship to develop a program series for area schools and community forums that will educate and mobilize Northwest Florida and South Alabama populations to support the goals of the Genocide Intervention Network.