Profile: Pamela Tanner
Dr. Pamela Tanner has over 25 years of experience in the education profession. Working in some of the nation's most challenging schools, she consistently leads her students to achievement levels that, at a minimum, mirror and usually dwarf the results of more affluent schools. In addition to her successful stints in the classroom, Dr. Tanner has also successfully led staff in a variety of positions, as a data coach, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal, and state leader. She currently is the Director of the Aspiring Assistant Principalship Network and an Assistant Professor at Tennessee State University.
In her spare time, Dr. Tanner uses virtual reality to bring experiential learning to students under-resourced in schools in marginalized communities. As an avid scuba diver, she loves to travel the world exploring ocean ecosystems and habitats.
A veteran of the United States Army Reserve, Dr. Tanner holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Florida Southern College. Her research is focused on building quality teacher and leader pipeline as well retention of African American teachers in K – 12 public schools.