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SHOUT OUT SPOTLIGHT – Pamela Gianakakos

Here she is, folks, the adorable, creative, and fun, Pamela Gianakakos, 2014 SHOUT OUT! Cast Member!

Pamela Gianakakos

PAMELA GIANAKAKOS is very excited to be a part of this important project and is looking forward to getting everyone excited for education! Pamela is a 1st grade teacher at Kaneland McDole Elementary and she is a graduate student at NIU. She is equally excited about education and theatre. This past summer, Pamela performed as Princess Fred in KAI’s production of Once Upon a Mattress.  She thanks her family, friends, colleagues, past teachers and Andrew for all their love and support throughout the years. She hopes that you enjoy the performance and are inspired!


Pamela is a favorite teacher at McDole Elementary school.  She is the perfect combination of creative and nurturing for her elementary students.  Read on to learn more about her and her passion for education!

  • What is your educational background? I’m currently in grad school getting my master’s in literacy education. I love learning!
  • If you are already employed, what do you do? I’m a 1st grade teacher at Kaneland McDole Elementary. Go Knights!
  • Do you have any favorite teachers? If so, why were they your favorite? My 4th grade teacher was one of my favorites because she treated all her students like people, not just students.
  • What subject in school was your LEAST favorite and why? I always wanted to be REALLY good at math but it never came easy to me. Now, math is one of my favorite subjects to teach!
  • Who do you feel is the hardest working person in an educational system and why? I think everyone who does anything they can to ensure the success of students.
  • Did you walk to elementary school or ride a bus? I took the bus for most of my elementary school days. It was actually my least favorite part of the day! I get very carsick.
  • What excites you the most about education? The endless possibilities for learning for teachers and students.

Pamela will be sharing her perspective as a teacher with us in her speech, I Can …

We hope you’ll be there to hear it on Monday, November 17th at 7pm in the Kaneland Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at www.kaneland.org or at the door.

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