Bamberg finalist for A+Pel Volunteer of the Year


Pamela Bamberg of Fairview Alpha was selected as one of the State Finalists for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana’s (A+PEL) School Volunteer of the Year award. She was nominated for her outstanding volunteer efforts by Red River Elementary School Principal Shenell Deville.

Pam Bamberg receives her award from an A+Pel Executive Director Keith Courville at the state convention in Baton Rouge.

A+PEL is an educators’ organization advancing A+teachers as career professionals by focusing on professional development, teacher advocacy and excellence in education. It has chapters throughout the state. A+PEL received over 100 nominations this year. Bamberg was awarded at a luncheon June 6 at the Baton Rouge Marriot. She received a plaque, along with a basket of Louisiana treats.

The following nomination submitted by Deville was shared with the audience.

“Mrs. Bamberg is a lifelong resident of Coushatta and everyone knows of her many artistic gifts and talents in the community. She also has a daughter who attends Red River Elementary School, and this is her first year serving as our PAW Parents’ President.

Mrs. Bamberg contributes her time and talents as PAW Parent President, fundraisers; paintings and drawings for special events and bulletin boards and as a chaperone. Her coordination of major fundraisers like ($18,000+) helps to buy items as incentives for students who make academic progress.

The monthly bulletin boards she designs are eye catching, with school related holiday themes. She also involves the PAW parents’ organization with gifting our staff of the month, which builds more positive school-family relationships across all grade levels. Mrs. Bamberg contributes her time to other schools, churches and businesses.

Along with her time, she also purchases and donates most of her supplies for the artwork she creates during festive town activities such as the Fall Fair and Christmas Parade.

Mrs. Bamberg’s involvement is much needed to help increase parent participation in other activities. Also, her artistic abilities keeps our hallways and some classrooms beautified.”

Bamberg is married to Earl Bamberg. Their daughters are Grayci, 6, Remington, 4, and Freya, arriving in September.