Staffulty Highlight: Pam Sever

Pam joined Bosque School in 2019. She teaches 6th-grade science and serves as the 6th-grade dean. She holds a bachelor's degree from Florida Tech in environmental science and worked as an environmental scientist before becoming a teacher. While teaching in Albuquerque and Santa Monica, California, she earned her master's degree in special education from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree from Loyola Marymount University in science education.

When she’s not teaching, she enjoys all things outdoors, reading a good novel, and exploring new destinations. She is currently spending her free time exploring New Mexico and the Southwest with her family while hiking, biking, fly fishing, snowboarding, and ice climbing.

What is your favorite weekend activity?
"Exploring New Mexico in our travel van! I love fly fishing and hiking with my husband, mountain biking, camping, and all things that are outdoors!"

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
"I would have dinner with my grandfather (he was a state senator and retired Air Force general who flew on D-Day). He is my choice (because I miss him!) and because I feel like there are so many more stories and conversations that still need to be shared."

What do you love about being a member of the Bosque School community?
"I love that our students love to learn, that parents are supportive, and that colleagues are amazing!  I know walking on to campus every day that there will be an opportunity for growth, interactions with the environment, friendship, and fun!"

Do you have any pets?
"I have the best (and highest jumping) dog in the world...Bulleit, who I bring to school with me when I can.  I also have about 30 fish in my classroom, aquariums, and hawks and falcons at home because of my falconer-husband." 

What inspires you in life?
"I'm inspired by my husband, who is always looking for adventures, and Bulleit, who needs to get outside every day. I'm inspired by destinations and exploration and love to travel when I have time off."

Tell us about a teacher you had who meant a lot to you.
"My honors English teacher and anatomy and physiology teachers at Sandia High School inspired me to be a life-long learner!"

What is your favorite book?
"I LOVE BOOKS, so that is a really hard question. My favorite childhood books were any written by Terry Brooks or Pierce Anthony."

What would you tell a family who is considering Bosque School?
"I can't wait to do labs and field studies with your child!"

What is your motto in life?
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why it is called The Present."

Is there anything you'd like to share about yourself?
"I love working at Bosque School!"