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Honor the Teacher. Honor the Journey.
Teachers walk many different paths on their way to the classroom. This Teacher Appreciation Week, we thank teachers like Pamela Stoot for making the journey.
Teachers walk many different paths on their way to the classroom. This Teacher Appreciation Week, we thank teachers like Pamela Stoot for making the journey.

Meet Pamela Stoot

Pamela Stoot had vowed never to become a teacher. She was going to be a musician. In college, she had an “aha moment” and found her music career at last—in the classroom.

Read on to find out how she did it. Plus, you'll get advice for how to navigate your own path to teaching—and the tools that will help along the way.

Pamela Stoot and students

Honoring Pamela

Music teacher at Alexander Elementary in Alief ISD

Pamela Stoot and students

"As I reflect on my journey to becoming a teacher, I recall having to do my own research to determine what route would be best to earn my teacher’s certification. I hadn’t known anyone else who went through the process."

It would have been beneficial for me to have 1-on-1 coaching to be better prepared for the process of getting my certification."

We hear you! If you're looking for a career with purpose, check out our free coaching for future teachers. Just call to ask any question, get certification advice, access financial aid opportunities and more.

Once an Entertainer, Always an Entertainer

Pamela and the boys step team

As a child, Pamela dreamed of being a famous actress, a dancer and a musician. She watched musicals and taught herself the choreography, and played first-chair trumpet in school. When it was time to go to college, Pamela knew she wanted to study what she was most passionate about—music.

“In college, I had an ‘aha moment.’ I remembered the joy I felt as a student in music classes, and I started to realize that I could be responsible for igniting that same light in students."

"I can instill within students the same passion I have for the performing arts, all with a stable career with steady growth opportunities."

Now, she’s produced more than 30 musical programs and leads the All Star Boyz Step Team!

Pamela and the boys step team

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