Pamela M. Jones

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

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, 802
New York, NY 10025