Dr. Pam VandeKamp has been a committed and equity driven educator for over 40 years, beginning in a small parochial school in East Oakland in 1980. Since then, she has fulfilled roles as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, mentor, site principal and district office administrator in urban and suburban settings around the Bay Area. She earned a Master’s (2009) and Doctorate (2015) in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley. Her doctoral dissertation guided site leaders through the process of understanding lesson design in order to provide effective feedback to teachers. Most recently Dr. VandeKamp has served as a Reach coach for candidates clearing their administrative credentials, and has presented at the ACSA Leadership Summit in San Jose on the topic of Family Engagement. In 2019-2020 she served as President of ACSA Region 6 and was named the ACSA Region 6 Central Office Administrator in 2021.