By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — Former Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education Trustee Pamela Adams died May 8, according to social media posts.
She served four terms over 18 years on the board from 1996 to 2014 when she retired.
During a celebratory party in December 2014, Adams, former Trustee James Schoolmaster and Trustee Hussein Berry we’re honored and presented with an engraved clock.
At the time, Berry was not seeking re-election. Adams interviewed for a board vacancy in July 2015 stating she was ready to step back in and help the district, but was not selected for the open seat.
She graduated from Edsel Ford High School and Henry Ford College during her time as a lifelong Dearborn resident.
Adams served on various PTSAs at the state, county and local level.
“Ms. Adams was a strong advocate for teachers, students, and PTA for many decades. Rest In Peace Pam,” Berry wrote on Facebook. “I will miss you, my friend.”
Former Wayne County Commissioner Gary Woronchak said on Facebook that he was sad to hear the news of Adams death.
“She served the students and the school district for 18 years before leaving the school board due to health concerns,” Woronchak wrote. “Pam, never one to hide her emotions, wept as she spoke of how much she enjoyed serving on the board for
nearly two decades.
“I’m grateful to have had their friendship and so sorry that our community has lost another leader this week.”
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