On February 5, 2014, President Parnia announced the appointment of Dr. Pam McComas as the Executive Director of the Pacific Oaks Children’s School.
Dr. McComas is an experienced school administrator, college instructor, special education, and preschool/elementary classroom teacher. Her early childhood experiences include being the Head of the Beginning School in Oregon where she was responsible for all aspects of early education including supervising teachers, curriculum, program development, parent relations and education, budgeting and logistics. Most recently she was Director of the Elementary Division at Chadwick School, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California.
Over her career she has many experiences to her credits including two start-up schools and a school redefining its strategy. In each instance she brought best practices of education to the programs with a continuous respect for the ethos of the culture in that community. In constructing the new visions she built solid relationships with parents and staff while honoring and respecting the past.
Dr. McComas has a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education, an M.S. in both Special Education and Counseling, and a B.A. in English. She has presented at conferences specifically addressing early childhood assessment and development. Dr. McComas will commence her Executive Director position on March 3, 2014.