Dr. Pam Lloyd believes that access to information is fundamental to providing quality education for students as they become digital citizens in today’s global economy. She has spent the greater part of her career advocating for equitable broadband access for all students, regardless of their zip code.
Pam’s journey started in Alaska where she spent eight years in the classroom, first as an elementary-school teacher and then as a middle-school technology coordinator. She gained first-hand knowledge of the technology and broadband needs of students and educators. Today, through SchoolAccess, she makes it possible for school districts in rural and underserved areas to provide students with education opportunities that often rival other urban areas.
Pam serves in a number of leadership positions with industry groups including the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), the United States Academic Decathlon, the Alaska Academic Decathlon, and the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE). She also leads GCI SchoolAccess, an organization created to meet the unique needs of Alaska’s students by leveraging technology and much-needed bandwidth to enhance the education process. Pam regularly presents at industry events, locally, nationally, and internationally, on topics ranging from equitable broadband access for students to digital leadership, has been a college instructor on the use of educational technology and literacy, and co-published The 1:1 Guide Book for Leaders. Pam is a winner of the ISTE President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Pam has a Ph.D. in transformational leadership in the digital age from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and an M.Ed. in Education Leadership with a Type B Certificate, and B.Ed. from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She also has an Educational Technology Endorsement from the University of Alaska Southeast.