Transplanted to the Wiregrass by the U.S. Army, in support of her husband's 22 year military career, Pam Lopez has called Ft. Rucker and Ozark home since 1987. She was privileged to be a “stay at home mom”. All six of her children are Carroll High graduates and have gone on to earn varying college degrees. Along with tending to her family, Mrs. Lopez has driven a school bus for 28 years and more recently added paraprofessional duties in the self-contained special education room at Carroll to her resume.
In 2018 life challenged her to enter college and seek a degree in Special Education. The challenge was met at Troy University’s graduation ceremony in 2020 with the awarding of a BSE in Collaborative Education 6-12. While not the timeline most educators have followed, her extensive life experiences combined with a fresh formal education gives her a unique skill set to serve students. Serving as the teacher in the self-contained classroom at D. A. Smith Middle School is a wonderful platform for positively impacting students with special needs.
Pam Lopez lives in Ozark with her husband of 43 years, Ray. One of her current favorite pleasures is spending time with her seven, soon to be eight, grandchildren.