Full Day Pre-k • Pamela Gaeding, M. Ed. (she, her) (Ms. Pam)

: pwayland@cps.edu

Tel: 1-773-771-2606

Days: Full time

Education / Certifications:

  • MeD


  • Mrs. Gaeding, will be teaching 4 Yr old Full Day Pre-K. She has also taught 2nd and 1st grade prior to joining Beard’s Pre-K team. Her Pre-K philosophy focuses on the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education along with adapted ideas of Montessori and IB. Her beliefs about young children and what they are capable of is unwavering. “Children have the potential to learn so much if we just let them express themselves in multiple different platforms.”

  • Mrs. Gaeding has her bachelor’s in Speech Communication and her Masters in Early Childhood Education. This is her 11th year teaching in CPS and 1st year at Beard. She loves the thrill and excitement that comes from working with children. She is dependable; loves kids and has a happy and enthusiastic attitude for learning more. Mrs. Gaeding has her hands full; she is a mother of 3 boys- Nathan (7), Nicholas and Nolan (5). Mrs. Gaeding’s hobbies include baking, crafting and surrounding herself with friends and family.

  • Mrs. Gaeding’s hopes and dreams for this year are to inspire the youth of tomorrow with creative lessons, high energy and get the students excited to learn while introducing them to school culture. She wants to inspire the students to be excited about learning and have fun while doing it!

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