Pamela J. Locker, 60, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 28.
Born into an Air Force family in Honolulu, Hawaii, Pam was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt. She spent her life engaged in a passion for education and at the time of her passing was the Assistant Director of the Upper School and Middle Schools at Miami Country Day School. She also served as Director of Theater for Social Change at Miami Country Day, a program she started in 2006.
After graduating from Dover High School, Dover, Del., she attended Washington College. She also attended Towson State University, Middlebury College, the University of Connecticut, Florida International University, and the Centro Intercultural de Documentacion in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Ultimately, she obtained her MS in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern.
She was an educator for over 35 years, having taught Spanish and theater in Maryland, New Jersey, and at Miami Country Day for the past 26 years. She believed strongly in the importance of education and inspired a love of learning and a passion for gaining knowledge in the many young lives she was in contact with. She was an inspiration to her colleagues and encouraged all to continue to learn and achieve greatness.
Pam loved the theater, taking trips and traveling the world with her family and her students.
She is preceded in death by her mother and survived by her father and his wife, one brother, and three sisters. In Lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in Pam’s name to the Theater for Social Change, Miami Country Day School, 601 Northeast 107 Street, Miami, Florida 33161. La vida es corta, pero dulce.