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Pamela M. Jones

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Community-building in the classroom, Conflict resolution approaches and/or programs used in schools, Critical Literacies, Disability studies, Educational research, Families as educators, Reading and literacy

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

Maxine Greene once said, “Imagination is the capacity to see things as they would be otherwise.” As such, I imagine a world where children and families are foregrounded in educational policy and practice—a dream that is certainly achievable but one that requires a reordering of our national priorities. I believe that learning—real learning—is constructed by the learner and facilitated by a skilled and caring educational practitioner. The piece of knowledge that I value the most is that we need to teach the whole child and to achieve this, we must see our students as the multifaceted, complicated, and potential-filled individuals they are.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

Workshop Presenter—40th Annual Family Involvement Conference (October 26th-29th, 2014): “Families and Educators: Partners in the Referral Process”

Workshop Presenter—39th Annual Family Involvement Conference (October 27th-30th, 2013): “Families as Educational Partners”

Positions held within schools: First grade learning specialist; kindergarten learning specialist; child study team coordinator; third grade teacher (in an inclusive setting); fifth grade teacher.

Recent Professional Contributions

Fieldwork advisement to students: Early Childhood Special & General Education Program & Childhood Special & General Education Program.

Jones, P. & Solorza, C. (2014). Cooperating Teacher Resourse Guide—Project RISE (In Progress).

Educational Background

  • Doctoral Candidate, Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School, New York University
  • M.S.Ed., Childhood General and Special Education, Bank Street College of Education
  • M.P.A., Concentration: Social Policy Analysis, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • A.B., Major: Politics, Concentrations: Afro-American Studies & Latin American Studies, Princeton University

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Burr, V., & Jones, P. (2012). Fair is Not Equal: A Differentiated Approach to Supporting Behavioral Growth in the Classroom. Retrieved from:

  • Jones, P. (2011). Ensuring African American students get the education they deserve: Exploring differentiated instruction as one viable approach to combat one-size-fits-all education. Conference presenation, Annual Legislative Conference. Congressional Black Caucus, Washington, DC.

Contact me:

(212) 875-4660
610 West 112Th Street,
New York, NY 10025