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Pamela Rutherford

K-4 Reading Interventionist

Master of Education, Reading Specialist, Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Pamela Rutherford began her teaching career in 2007 and joined Oklahoma Connections Academy in 2021. She’s currently a reading interventionist for grades K-4. Ms. Rutherford loves the family atmosphere and teamwork at Oklahoma Connections Academy and being able to work closely with families to help each student succeed. She shares more below:

Why I Became a Teacher

I grew up with parents who both have dedicated their lives to being educators. As a result, I have also always found joy in helping others learn. I taught dance for several years and worked as a leader with our church youth group and decided that I wanted to spend my life helping children learn and grow in a school setting.

The Online School Experience at Oklahoma Connections Academy

Students who get an education at Oklahoma Connections Academy will be well prepared for a bright and successful future, no matter what path they take. Not only will students receive a high-quality education, but they will have built connections and relationships with many people who truly care about them and want to see and help them succeed.

At Oklahoma Connections Academy, we truly are a family. We may be spread across the state, but thanks to efforts from educators, participation from families, and the technology we have right at our fingertips, we are able to forge connections and help grow strong and successful lifelong learners.

Oklahoma Connections Academy provides an excellent opportunity to learn and grow surrounded by the support of family and a community of educators who truly want to see all students succeed.

— Ms. Rutherford

The Benefits of K-12 Online Learning

In an online school, we can tailor our instruction to meet individual students' needs in a one-on-one setting. Being able to work so closely with students and their families enables us to truly work as a team to best help each student.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy spending time with my family and my black lab, Hunter. We enjoy fishing, sports like football and soccer, being outside, and going to the beach when we can!