Get to Know Your Teacher!!!

Email pwest@forrest.k12.ms.us

Name:  Pamela West

Where are you from?   Daytona Beach, FL

Where do you currently live? Dixie, MS

Years Teaching: 8

Number of Years at Dixie: 3

Previous Teaching experience: I’ve always taught in the Forrest County School District.

Colleges attended: University of Southern Miss and William Carey University

Received degree from:  Bachelor’s from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master’s in Education from the William Carey University

Degrees held: 2

What do you like most about teaching?

The thing I love most about teaching is inspiring children to grow above and beyond their expectations of themselves, not only academically but personally too!

What are your goals as a teacher?  

My goal is to instill the love of reading in each child by encouraging children to find reading materials that the child is interested in. I accept the challenge to constantly read along side children in my class and help them to be successful in reading fluency, comprehension, and an overall love of reading.

If you would like you may include the following personal information:

I am married to the love of my life, Lee West. We have 3 sons, Cody (19) , Jake (16), and Parker (8).


What do you want people to know about you?

My job at Dixie Attendance Center is to teach reading and science but I also teach success. Success is not achieved by just making children memorize flash cards or reading passages for a test. I am helping to prep children for the following years in their education and lives as adults. This is achieved through giving responsibility to children and modeling respect and good citizenship.

One interesting things about being a teacher is …..

My student’s learn a lot throughout the school year but each year I always learn a lot from my student’s too!