Meet Our Teachers: Pamela Harwood

I firmly believe Christian classical education is the best way to teach a child to think.” - Pamela Harwood

I was born in Seattle, WA, but I have lived in 5 different states and 2 foreign countries. I have 4 adult children and 2 dogs. 

I learned of Classical Education from Jesse Wise and Susan Bauer and used some of the principles while homeschooling. I answered an advertisement for a theatre teacher posted by Faith Christian School in 2018, and was drawn to the school after conversations with Peter Baur. 

What post-secondary schools did you attend? Degrees held?

I have a BA in Theatre from Liberty University and an MA in Theatre from Regent University.

Pamela Harwood  |  With Sons & Daughter
Coaching Prior To A Performance  |  Pamela Harwood
Have you taught or been involved in schools somewhere else prior to FCS? If so, where, and how long?

I homeschooled my own children, then taught various classes at multiple schools, from elementary to community college.

What are your hobbies or things you enjoy outside of the school?

I love to read, watch good films, or see live theatre, dance performances, or music concerts. I love to travel and often take long road trip with just my dogs. I also hike, camp, and ski.

What or who inspired you to work in education?

Jesse Wise and Susan Bauer, father and daughter authors of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home. And my own children.

What do you find most compelling or distinct about Christian classical education? 

I firmly believe this is the best way to teach a child to think. I see gaps in the thinking of my adult children that I am sure would not be there if they had been educated classically all through.

Why do you love Faith Christian School or what do you appreciate most about Faith Christian School?

I love the students and I appreciate the parents, staff, faculty, and administrators.

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Receiving Flowers After Show At Faith Christian School  |  Roanoke, VA
If you have a "life verse" or a verse that is ministering to you right now, what might it be?

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.... (Philippians 3:10)

If you have a personal life's mission statement, what is it? If not, how might you describe what you feel called to as a believer?

[I] must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4)

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