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School Spotlight - Pam Francis

Article Date: 
21 February, 2014 (All day)

Pam Francis is an important part of the Morgan School District Transportation Department.  She was born in Coeur d’ alene, Idaho, and she is the second daughter of five children.  Her family moved to the Pacific Northwest to a small farm when she was 2 years old.  They raised shrimp, crab and salmon as a mainstay.  
Her father was a teacher, principal, volunteer firefighter and later became an entrepreneur.  He has several businesses that he started from the ground up.  Her mother was a stay-at-home mom until her sisters were grown and out of the home.  She then went to work for the Washington State Department of Labor and retired from that position.
Pam attended Shelton High School.  She was active in drill team, women’s choir and biking.  After graduation she attended Dixie State College in St. George, Utah.
In 1980, Pam met Kent Francis and they were married at the end of that year.  They have three children:  Chad, Alicia and Colton.   Chad and his wife Kylee live in Carrollton, Texas, and they have three children.  Alicia and her husband Caid and their three boys live in Washington Terrace, where Caid is finishing his clinicals/rotations to be a PA (physician’s assistant).  Colton lives and works in Cedar City, Utah.
This is Pam’s 14th year with Morgan School District.  She started working with Linda Christensen in the Title One program and later worked in a specialty program called “Learning Techniques” under the direction of Principal Ralph Pomeroy.  
She is currently a bus driver for the district and has been serving as a bus driver trainer.  She has served well in this capacity and has been directly responsible for our high safety standards.  Pam is going to take a well-deserved break from her training duties – but will continue as a driver. The children that ride Pam’s bus absolutely love and adore her and she receives high praise from parents.
Pam enjoys do-it-yourself-projects that include re-purpose/re-cycle/re-use.  She loves to read, crochet, bike and travel.  
If she were an Olympic athlete, she would be an oval speed skater and we would most certainly award her a gold medal.