As Co-Founder and Dean, Pamela enjoys supporting students and families of the College of Adaptive Arts through development of curriculum, instruction, administration, and community-based collaborative programs. Pamela’s history of work with families of special learners inspires her passion for development of individualized curricula and programs providing student engagement, optimal learning opportunities, and success. Her professional background includes work in arts, technology, education, and family services. She has received accommodations for her work with differently abled individuals from the California Senate, Assembly, and San Andreas Regional Center. She is currently completing her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Phoenix, with a focus on development of higher education programs for adults with differing learning needs. Pamela earned her B.A., marketing certificate, and M.A. from the Department of Television, Radio, Film and Theatre at San Jose State University where she served as a Graduate Instructor, Lecturer, and Director. She is an invited alumnus of the Royal National Theatre Summer Programme (London) and a veteran of professional theatre, dance, film, television, and music work within the United States, Europe, and Japan including live performances in such venues as Notre Dame Cathedral and Carnegie Hall.