Search: Keyword:
Pamela Haseltine Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Creative Writing, English 11, English 12, English 9, Speech, Yearbook

Education

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Biola University in La Mirada, California. I started my college career as a nursing major, but quickly realized that I wanted to teach more than anything, so I switched my major to my favorite subject, English. My last two years of college, I spent student teaching basic college English classes. I also helped research and implement Biola's English Writing Lab as well as train the staff personnel under me.

In addition to taking TESL courses as an undergraduate in college, I have trained under the Montgomery Baptist Association in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and taught several adult evening TESL classes in Prattville as an outreach ministry of my church from 2006-2008. I also taught women's groups on mission trips to Mexico City in June 2007, and to Xelaju and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, in March of 2009, 2010, and 2011.

In May 2011, I graduated from Auburn University Montgomery with a Master's degree in Education with a Secondary English/Language Arts emphasis. During the summer of 2011, I took six extra credits of English to qualify me to teach at the university level.

I continuously attend teacher workshops to stay sharp at my craft and to offer my students the best. I attended A+ College Ready training 2016-2018 so that I can teach Pre-AP English courses in my classroom as well as English Honors and General English courses.



Experience

While working on my undergraduate degree at Biola University in California, I was the student teacher for the Basic English classes on campus. I also researched several campuses in the area that had operating writing labs, interviewed their program directors, hired and trained our staff, and helped set up Biola's Writing Lab which is still in existence today.

After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I taught junior high English at San Bernardino Christian School, in San Bernardino, California. I was also the junior high speech teacher, and I had the opportunity to take some of my students to their first speech competition.

The following year, I taught ninth- through twelfth-grade English, eighth-grade math, geometry, as well as speech and drama at Inland Christian School, also in San Bernardino, California. As well as being the English department head, I developed a traveling drama team, and we traveled to local private and public schools to perform a series of skits. 

Once my husband and I began having children of our own, I started a certified child-care center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where my husband was stationed in the Air Force. I taught preschool classes as well as tending to twelve children in my home for two years. After moving from Wyoming, I began homeschooling all four of our children, and continued to school them for seventeen years as we moved across the country with the Air Force. We graduated our firstborn out of homeschool.

I became director of Bolling Area Home Educators (BAHE) on Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. for the three years we lived in the D.C. area. I worked with military officials, educating them on homeschooling and alternative educational choices. Several radio stations, magazines, and newspapers interviewed me about my experiences as a homeschooling mom. Upon moving to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, I was asked by the base commander to start a homeschool support group on the base here in Montgomery. I then established Maxwell Area Home Educators (MAHE), which is still actively functioning. 

Once my husband retired from the Air Force, I began to teach at Tri-County Christian Academy (TCA) in Prattville, Alabama, where I taught seventh- and eighth-grade English and science, Bible, and P.E. for three years. When that school closed due to financial strains, we teachers started our own school, Community Christian Academy (CCA), also in Prattville, where I served for a year as Headmaster. After a year at Community Christian Academy, I decided to go back to school for my master's degree at AUM. I spent the next two years going to school full-time and substituting in private and public schools in the Autauga and Elmore County areas.

I'm excited to return to Autaugaville School for my nineth year! In my previous years here, I've taught 7th through 12th-grade English, reading intervention, creative writing, speech, yearbook, and theatre arts. I have the best job there is! I get to inspire students to press on toward their dreams and goals in life.

This year, I'm teaching 9th, 11th, and 12th-grade English, creative writing and speech, as well as yearbook. As the Lead Teacher in charge of the English/History Department at Autaugaville, I feel my department works well together, I love what I'm doing, and I feel that teaching is my true calling. I love my students! It is fun and challenging working with junior high and high school students, and I am thankful for the opportunity at Autaugaville School.

Go Eagles!



Bio

Hi! My name is Pam Haseltine. My last name is pronounced like hazel-nut and Valentine: Haseltine. As a matter of fact, I love hazelnut chocolate and hazelnut coffee! (hint-hint!)

In August of 1984, I married my best friend, Tim Haseltine. He joined the Air Force and introduced me to the military lifestyle of moving every three to four years. After he retired from the Air Force in 2004, he worked at Hyundai as the assistant manager in charge of the tour program for 11 & 1/2 years. He is now not only a professional photographer, but he is the Executive Director of Prattvile's Housing Authority. We have been married for 35 fun-loving, wonderful years.

We have four wonderful adult children, three sons and a daughter, and eight grand children. Our oldest son, Josh, is a captain in the Army, and he and his wife Danielle and fourteen-year-old daughter Kyli are stationed in Kansas. Our second son, Ben and his wife, Laura, live in Virginia. They now have four children: eight-year-old son, Dade; seven-year-old daughter, Elloree; three-year-old daughter, Alana; two-year-old daughter, Meridian; and their expecting their 5th child in October! Our third son, Phil, and his wife, Heather, live in Texas, with their three daughters, eight-year-old Adalyn, four-year-old Lucy, and one-year-old Thea. Phil is stationed overseas in the Middle East for nine months. Our fourth child and only daughter, Paula, graduated from Auburn University. War Eagle! She and her husband Logan have been married for 3 1/2 years. They live in Birmingham, Alabama where Paula is a certified Crossfit trainer and instructor, and Logan is an attorney.

After moving around the country for 21 1/2 years, Tim and I have made Alabama our permanent home. We have fallen in love with the people of the South and their openness. My husband and I are members of First Baptist Church in Prattville, where we are involved in an adult Sunday school class and in many other ministries. Tim and I traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, on a short-term mission project, and I have gone to Guatemala three years in a row during spring breaks, on short-term mission projects with the teen groups of six different churches in the Autauga Baptist Association.

Several years ago, I was hired as the Site Coordinator for Autaugaville's 21st Century Community Learning Center we called NEST (Nurturing Eagles to Soar into Tomorrow). It is an after-school enrichment program designed for Autaugaville students K-6th grade to assist with academic and behavior performance. Four years ago, I stepped down as Site Coordinator. My hope is that future funding will allow us to reinstate this program for our students.

At home, I am the sole caretaker of my 95-year-old mother who is legally blind and hearing impaired. She still gets around with a walker. Eight years ago, we had an apartment built onto our house for her to live in so that she could still be semi-independent. Having her live with us has been a blessing not only for her but for the rest of our family as well.

I truly feel called to teach. Teaching here at Autaugaville isn't just a job; it's a ministry for me. I have a heart for teaching, I love the faculty, staff, and students I work with here, and I am happy to be able to have the opportunity to inspire the students of Autaugaville School towards their goals in life.

Go Eagles!