Pamela J. Zaklan
Wilson Elementary School
Medford School District 549C
Medford, Oregon

Pamela J. ZaklanPamela Zaklan considers her reputation as “one who loves children and treats everyone with dignity and respect at all times” to be one of her most important accomplishments as a principal. Zaklan has been leading Wilson Elementary for the past decade. The K-6 school currently serves 550 students. Zaklan has developed a positive school climate based on high expectations for student performance reinforced with praise and positive interactions. Zaklan maintains high visibility on campus throughout the day to model and reinforce respectful, responsible behaviors. To support academic achievement, her school’s team of specialists meets monthly to analyze students’ progress and address any obstacles to learning. “We identify every child not meeting the benchmark and design a schedule to provide additional time and support for each student,” says Zaklan. She also has made teachers’ professional development a priority of her principalship. As part of school improvement planning, each year Zaklan and her staff identify areas in need of growth. She then writes two annual schoolwide performance objectives for teachers to accomplish and coordinates resources to support them. For example, in recent years the school has focused on technology and writing instruction. Zaklan has provided for teacher training and a consultant to work with each grade level and teacher on writing instruction. She received her B.S. and her M.A. from Southern Oregon University. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}