Meet Pam Stanfield!

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As part of our ongoing series Meet Our GDS Faculty and Staff, we are excited to present: Meet Pam Stanfield!

Read the Q&A below to learn more about Pam, the GDS Assistant Athletic Director.

Other GDS activities or roles the GDS community may not know about?
Head Women's Varsity Basketball Coach
10th-12th grade advisor

Years at GDS?
Seven, going on eight

Why you teach/do your job:
I love coaching because I was surrounded by so many great coaches growing up, and I want to pass on to others the great wisdom they shared with me. I also love to continue to develop my craft and improve my teaching so I can provide a positive impact on my students and players lives, helping them achieve their goals and dreams, both on the court and off.

A favorite lesson to teach or favorite part of your job:
My favorite part of my job is the connections I make with my students/players. I love taking the time to get to know each and every one of them.

Your teaching or work style in three words:
Fun, Discipline, Supportive

A top hope/wish for your students and/or colleagues:
Stay positive. Keep your sense of humor. View adversity as an opportunity for growth and learning.

Personal passions/hobbies/pastimes
Playing sports. Cooking. Working out. My TV shows. Fantasy Football. Enjoying time with family and friends.

Various favorites…?
Favorite Music—"Hip Hop and RnB"
One of my favorite movies—Gladiator
A favorite recipe—Pam’s Jambalaya

Family and/or pets?
I enjoy cookouts and flag football with my family and friends.

One thing about yourself your students/colleagues/others probably don't know:
Math was my favorite subject in High School.
One thing on your life "bucket list" you've already accomplished:
I have a job that I love.
One thing on your life “bucket list” you have yet to accomplish:
More Traveling. I haven't made it to Italy yet.
With a tip from Pam, we reached out to get a testimonial from a colleague. Here’s what they said:

Director of Student Life and Wellness Bobby Asher: My initial encounter with Pam was when she was playing basketball for American University, and my girls (Andie '15, Madison '17, and Ellie '20) were huge fans. Pam's energy, her passion, and her joie de vivre were all immediately apparent—no surprise she was their favorite player. It is those very same traits that make her the extraordinary teacher, coach, advisor, and now administrator that she is. Like her warm, winning, ever-present smile, Pam's love for kids is impossible to miss. Like her students, we are all extraordinarily lucky to have her in our community!