Pamela joins the Abba's Pride team as an ECD GUILD teacher mentor. She brings her love for the Lord, her ability to speak in multiple home languages and her experience in the classroom. Pamela joined our team the first of February and we have already seen the impact her presence brings to the early childhood centers. Her sweet spirit and desire to learn allows her to gracefully encourage and challenge practitioners. Pamela travels out to the multiple centers four days a week, allowing our team to do more mentorship and training than ever before!
Anna will be joining our team full time in June 2017. Anna’s knowledge and experience in the classroom will allow her to play a key role in the expansion of our teacher training program. Anna will also be serving as our female Serve South Africa intern coordinator as she mentors and disciples young adults from all over the world.
Learn More About Anna...
"I received a Bachelor of Art in English with Teacher Licensure from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virigina. I completed Student Teaching in Mililani, Hawai'i. In December 2012, I returned to Charlottesville, Virginia and in January 2013, I started working as a tutor and administrator at a local tutoring company: Clayborne Education. In August, 2014, I left Clayborne and started working at Oakland School, a small, private school for children with ADHD and dyslexia. During the fall of 2014 I worked as a Residential Instructor in the girls' dorm. Since January 2015, I have been teaching full-time at Oakland. Since that time, I have taught: Reading, Writing, Grammar, Social Studies, and American History. (Currently teaching all Writing and Grammar classes and one American History class.)"
"In the early months of 2016 and during the summer, I began to feel like it was time for me to transition out of my current job and begin looking for a new teaching position, but I was not exactly sure what or where that would be. I am licensed in middle and high school English so I was starting to feel the pull to pursue a high school English teaching job since that's my first passion. However, I have always loved to travel and even applied for a teaching job in Spain a few years ago. When I visited South Africa in August 2016 and met the amazing teachers and pastors working in the creches, I knew my plans were going to change. During one of my first site visits, I realized how much hard work the teachers were putting in, but how much more work there was to do to make sure they had the training and resources they needed. After about 4 days in the country, I pretty much knew I would be going back long term."
Thank you to our partners at Lyttelton Fresh Produce Housewives Market! Abba's Pride is blessed to receive fresh produce donations twice each week. Apples, oranges, cabbage and more, these donations go directly to children who attend our partnering centers. Thank you Lyttelton Fresh Produce Housewives Market for choosing Abba's Pride's partnering centers to be the recipients of your fresh produce donations!