Pam McNall

After 20 years in journalism, Mrs. McNall produced the Respectful Ways (RW) social emotional learning program and online educator support tool. Hiring a team of educators and tech experts to help develop the program, together they designed RW’s digital platform offering trauma-informed SEL modules for K-12 schools and afterschool programs.

Respectful Ways offers 58 trauma-informed modules to help educators teach Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility and Compassion using research-based interactive activities, turn-key lesson plans, original music & poetry, and classroom management tools. Mrs. McNall hosts online and in-person Professional Development workshops on trauma-informed learning and SEL. 

As a veteran journalist, she has covered some of the world’s most compelling news stories including both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the Asian Tsunami disaster, Hurricane Katrina, U.S. election coverage, the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton and the September 11th terrorist attacks.

She is the recipient of seven journalism awards including two Emmys, a President’s Award for the CNN Documentary Unit, and an Emmy nomination for a natural sound piece on the Iraq War. The other four awards include a DuPont, two Peabody Awards, and a third-place National Headliner Award for Environmental Reporting.

The consummate volunteer, her community development work involves working with local, county and state organizations to develop short and long-term greenspace goals including park development, outdoor classrooms, and historic preservation. She sits on the Tucker Parks Leadership Council, co-chairs the Friends of Tucker Nature Preserve, and enjoys being an active member of Optimists International. 

She has received both Georgia state and DeKalb County recognition for her Rivers Alive and green space efforts, winning the 2015 Park Pride Inspiration Award and the 2011 Non-Profit Association of the Year Award by the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection.

Mrs. McNall is a member of the SEL Provider’s Association and an active member of the Advocacy Committee for SEL. If you’d like to see Pam in action, watch her interviews and webinars here

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