ACEI Welcomes New Country Liaisons
We are pleased to announce the addition of two new Country Liaisons to our team, covering the United States: Anita Pandey and Pamela Gresham.
Anita Pandey is a professor of Linguistics and Coordinator of Professional Development and Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Anita also serves on the Executive Board of the National Association for Bilingual Education, and as Education Advisor to The Unforgotten, a nonprofit organization that sends children (primarily girls) in Zambia, Sierra Leone, India, and Nepal to school, and provides micro-loans to their care providers (mostly mothers) to help them become self-sufficient. Her research interests include early childhood education, second language and literacy enhancement, and intercultural communication.
Pamela Malone Gresham
Pamela serves as the director of the Bayh College of Education Scholars to Teachers (BEST) program at Indiana State University. This innovative new program recruits talented students who want to become outstanding educators and leaders who positively transform lives and communities. She has taught in higher education for several years, including writing and teaching courses such as The Science of Reading, Methods of Mathematics, Innovation and Inspiration: Creativity as an Agent of Change, and To Play or Not to Play: Theoretical Aspects of Sports and Games. She teaches Gifted and Talented coursework at the graduate level. Pamela has over a decade of public school teaching and leadership experience, transitioning only recently in fall 2015 to help launch the BEST program. Her areas of expertise include general education, special education, teacher preparation, teenage pregnancy/parenting, poverty, and literacy. She serves on various committees and presents regarding these topics. Her philosophy of childhood (and life) is that it should be a time where the arts of loving, connecting, learning, thinking, creating, and sharing are promoted.
ACEI's Country Liaison program consists of a network of ACEI volunteer liaisons from different nations around the world. The purpose of the Country Liaison program is to gather information about childhood education practices and policies from the liaison’s nation, information that ACEI then share with its global community through our social media platforms. The program also provides information to support the development of ACEI, and promote international and intercultural understanding. For more information about the program, please visit our Country Liaison page here.