Eighth Grade English Teacher
Pamela Brenman has been a teacher and administrator at several independent schools in the Bay Area for the last 25 years. She holds a B.A. in English from Rider University, a master’s degree in English literature from Rutgers University, and an M.Ed. in educational leadership from Mills College. She is currently completing her Ed.D. at Mills College. Ms. Brenman is also a member of the Facing History Consortium, a Bay Area group that creates curriculum based on issues of social justice for middle school students, an institute member of NEH and the Bay Area Writing Project. A long-time Berkeley resident, Ms. Brenman has three children and enjoys hiking and biking. Ms. Brenman joined Black Pine Circle School in 2018.
Why I Work with Children
I enjoy creating curriculum and imparting new ideas to students. I love discussion and the sharing of thoughts about works of literature and philosophy. Connecting ideas about what has happened in the past with the present are central to my teaching practice.
A Favorite Book
I really enjoy reading British classical literature such as MiddleMarch, but also enjoy political writers such as James Baldwin, and most recently, Roxanne Gay.