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Pam Rhodes Memorial Scholastic Fund

Pam Rhodes was a much loved first and second grade teacher at Bowman Hills School. She was gifted and passionate, and developed in her students a love of learning as only the best of the best educators can do. This fund was created to honor and remember Pam. It serves to support the families and the students of Bowman Hills School who share her dedication to the provision of a Christ-centered education of the mind, body and soul.

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Remembering Pam Rhodes – thoughts from former students

Mrs. Rhodes made learning come alive. I remember she asked me one day as a class illustration whether I would like a dollar or eight quarters. When I chose the quarters, I explained why and then I got to keep them! Former Student, now a Dr. in New York

I thought she could be the real life Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus. Former Student, now a CPA in California

Mrs Pam Rhodes was my choir teacher in grade school at Bowman Hills. I was picked on and made fun of by many kids because my clothes and hair weren't as nice as theirs. I LOVED to sing! She chose me for multiple solos over the years and even honored me at the end of one of year as best all around choir student. Her recognition of my talent gave me a much needed boost of self confidence and although I still endured some teasing, things improved for me l. In fact, my whole life is about singing and music to this day! I have often wondered if it weren't for Pam Rhodes where I would be today! Kim Clark Kingry

I was a student at Bowman Hills SDA school from 1981-1989. Mrs Rhodes was my choir teacher the majority of that time, and I loved her! She spent endless hours practicing & preparing us for many church performances, programs & school musicals. And although there were moments of frustration, she just kept pushing us to do better until we got it. Mrs Rhodes always made me feel like I was special to her. But I've come to realize she made us all feel that way, like we hung the moon. Kim Kurzynsky Turner

Mrs. Rhodes was always on the forefront of fashion and I always looked forward to seeing what she was going to wear on any given day. My freshmen year at Southern my friends and I were playing in the SAU talent show together. Before the show started I saw her walk in and I ran up and gave her a huge hug. I instantly made a comment on the crazy Zebra print jacket she was wearing and without missing a beat she told me that I should wear it. So without hesitation she literally gave me the coat off of her back and I performed on stage in front of all of Southern wearing Mrs. Rhodes crazy Zebra jacket. I always loved her sense of humor and kind heart. That is just who she was. We did end up winning 2nd place only finishing behind Jimmy's drum solo of course. Mrs. Rhodes will always hold a special place in my heart. Brad Clifford

I remember in her class in 1st and 2nd grade when we would lie on the floor during story time and we would play with her fancy bejeweled shoes because we thought they were so neat. I remember from a young age, probably in 1st grade, she always made a point to tell me often that God had a big plan for my life and that He was going to use me in a big way.... and then I remember the day my senior year of high school when she called and told me she wanted to talk to me...that she and Jim had been praying and they believed God had big plans for me, and that they wanted to pay for my college if I would go to Southern and go into nursing. I cried and cried and knew it was an answer to my prayers, bc I had been planning to just go to community college. I worked so hard to still get every scholarship I could and even finish a semester early so they didn't have to pay as much. I was determined to make her proud! And then it came full circle a few years later when I was taking care of you, Rondi when Blake was born. God used your mom in so many mighty ways in my life. I loved her dearly and I knew without a doubt that she loved me and PRAYED for me and believed in me when I didn't believe in myself... it affected my life in a powerful way and I will be forever grateful to her. Jenny Crigger Smith

I have so many wonderful memories with Mrs. Rhodes! She was such an amazing teacher, mentor, and friend. Mrs. Rhodes taught me 1st and 2nd grade. She was my favorite teacher in elementary school. I’ll never forget her singing songs every morning in class, reading to us in the afternoons, and letting us watch I Love Lucy. She also took a special interest in my brothers and I and would have us over to swim and bake cookies. We loved spending time with her and always looked forward to those days. I know I speak for so many students when I say how much I miss Mrs. Rhodes. She was such a blessing to everyone she came in contact with! Eden Koliadko Leeper

I thought she could be the real life Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus. Former Student, now a CPA in California