Pam Shanks holds a master’s degree in special education and a Montessori primary certificate. She held Kansas state licensing for early childhood, early childhood special education, and severe multiple disabilities. She was a primary guide and coordinator for the program of inclusion at Raintree Montessori School (Lawrence, KS) for 35 years. Additionally, she has served as a practicum clinical supervisor for the University of Kansas School of Education, an instructor for the University of East Carolina Deaf blind Intervener Program, and a field-based consultant for the Inclusive Network of Kansas.
She has authored several articles on special education in Montessori environments and on-line modules on special
education topics. She is currently the Associate Head of School at Bowman, School in Palo Alto, CA.