Latham Welcomes Principal Pam Nolan

August 24, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that Pam Nolan has joined Latham Centers as our new Education Director.  Pam has worked in Special Education since 1990, when she volunteered at the Home for Little Wanderers in Jamaica Plain during her junior year at Boston College.  Her experiences there inspired Pam to pursue her Master’s Degree in Special Education which she completed at Lesley College in 1994.

Pam has worked most of her career at The Home for Little Wanderers, advancing through positions as Assistant Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Special Education Supervisor, Principal and Senior Principal.  Pam left that organization in 2010 to work as an Education Specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and it was during her tenure there that, lucky for Latham Centers, she traveled here as part of the State’s licensing team in June 2010.  Pam says she was very impressed with Latham Centers during her visit here.  She particularly remembers the sense of camaraderie and professionalism among staff and how attuned the staff were to the needs of the students.  When the Principal’s position became available earlier this year, Pam applied and it was clear that this was a great fit for all.

Pam’s immediate goals at Latham include growing the vocational program by working closely with the vocational teacher to increase both volunteer and paid positions for our students with local businesses.  Pam also believes that it is essential that our students have a strong foundation in literacy and therefore she is excited about two new reading programs the school will be implementing.  Another initiative involves Latham’s partnership with TD Bank in a math program.  TD Bank staff will be working in classrooms with Latham students this year, teaching consumer math and banking skills, such as opening bank accounts and balancing checkbooks.

As a new full-time resident of Cape Cod, Pam has been enjoying the beaches, the restaurants and bicycling on the Rail Trail.  Welcome Pam and best wishes for the coming School Year!!


“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.” 
~William Makepeace

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