Albemarle's Moran making lifelong connections through learning
The Daily Progress Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:35 p.m.
Pam Moran eyes a group of 18 first-graders, sitting on the carpeted floor in a school’s media center. She sits on the edge of a small, bright-orange, child-sized chair behind the students and listens intently to a teacher read from a book. Moran, the superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since 2006 and a professional in education since 1975, then jumps into the conversation.
“What do you think about the book?” Moran asks the group.
Here, at Hollymead Elementary, Moran is back at home, in the classroom. Her normal duties have her in the central office, overseeing this school and the 25 others in the county school system, along with its 1,255 teachers and 13,737 students. But in this moment, with the wide-eyed students engaged with her, she is playing the role that matters the most to her: an educator.
“And what about the character?” Moran asks the students.
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