Instructional personnel at the J Bar J Learning Centers are selected for their commitment to individualized curriculum, educational excellence, innovation, and a willingness to motivate. All faculty are either licensed or have extensive experience in the areas they teach.
Academic Director, The Learning Center
Pam recently joined the team at J Bar J Learning Center as the Academic Coordinator of the Boys Ranch and J5 programs. Previously, she spent 3 years at Cascade Youth and Family, the LOFT, a transitional living program and homeless shelter for teens. Pam started her work with youth in 1988, spending 10 years working as a wilderness field instructor for several organizations including Outward Bound, the Connecticut Wilderness School, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Pam taught at an alternative middle school for the Bend Lapine School District and worked for15 years in residential therapeutic programs as an Academic Instructor, Academic Director, and Case Manager. She holds a BA in Environmental Science and Liberal Arts from Prescott College, an MS in Environmental Science and Communications from Antioch University New England, and is finishing up her MAT in Secondary Teaching with Language Arts and Social Studies endorsements at Oregon State University. Pam is committed to helping youth discover how they can be successful lifelong learners. She is an avid cyclist and enjoys all of the outdoor activities that Central Oregon has to offer.