Posted Date: 10/21/2020
March named the 2020-2021 Beauregard Parish Elementary Principal of the Year
Each year, the Louisiana Department of Education sponsors the Outstanding Principal of the Year program to honor the state’s most exceptional school administrators. The program recognizes those principals who are committed to student success, demonstrate innovative leadership qualities, and support teachers with the goal of student progress in mind.
Pamela March, Principal of G.W. Carver Elementary, has been selected as the 2020-2021 Beauregard Parish Elementary Principal of the Year.
Ms. March has been an educator for 28 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern State University and her Master of Education from McNeese State University. She is certified in Elementary Grades 1-8, as a Supervisor of Instruction Grades 1-12, and in Educational Leadership.
She began her teaching career at West Leesville Elementary where she taught third grade for eight years before moving to Beauregard Parish as a teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary. She taught third grade all subjects at Carver for nine years and then served the parish as an Instructional Data Coach for one year.
Her philosophy of teaching is to create an environment where students feel safe and where they can grow socially and mentally.
“I believe teachers need to meet students where they are in their learning and help them reach their greatest potential,” she explained.
She assumed the position as principal of G.W. Carver Elementary in 2010 and has been administrator at that school for the past ten years. She is focused on creating a positive school culture that promotes academic success for students.
“I want to create a school atmosphere where teachers are encouraged to grow professionally and where all stakeholders work together as a team to meet the educational needs of all students,” she said.
She believes her most important role as principal is finding ways to improve the student experience, to encourage parental involvement, and to build staff morale.
“My favorite part of being an educator is the students, of course,” she said.
She began her career as a teacher because she loves interacting with children engaging them in conversation. Her favorite question to ask is, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ because she always gets interesting responses.
“Interacting with students is still the most rewarding part of my job,” she concluded.