Teachers & Parents
Teachers, librarians, principals and
parents from around the country contact me often after school visits, some
of their comments follow. See also, Book Reviews.
"Even though someone seems weak in
their appearance doesn't mean they are weak inside."
— Laurel Murphy,
Students at Loma Verde Elementary
"Pam was a huge
success at our school and very inspirational."
— Phyllis Eacker,
"I'm the luck mom of a
sweet soul names Kelty. Kelty and I had this amazing discussion
about your positive attitude and about how we all have choices to
make, about how we each approach life. I just want to thank you for
sharing your story with all of our children and one in particular.
Thanks for making a difference."
— Karen Montat,
Pam's program held the
entire audience captive - hilarious anecdotes combined with
heart-stopping adventures. We had an audience of 200 people ages
four to eighty and no one left disappointed. The program is truly
for everyone. I strongly encourage you to invite her to speak at
— Troy Rumpf,
Laramie Country Public Library System
"Speaking first to our
Lower School and then to our Middle and Upper Schools, Pam easily
adapted her presentation to the level of her audience and quickly
caught the attention of students and faculty alike. She drives home
the valuable message - set your goals, aim high, and persevere. Find
time to allow your students to share Pam Flowers' experiences."
— Agnes Underwood,
Headmistress National Cathedral School
were information packed and captivating. Your story is one that I
would like every student in our state to hear."
Stevens, Principal Fort Kent Elementary
Fort Kent Maine
"My daughter, Carolyn,
talked about your presentation through our dinner this evening
non-stop for 45 minutes. I am small, my husband is small and my
daughter is small and she will always be small. She ended over
dessert by nearly shouting, 'And the best thing about her is she's
small!" I don't know if Carolyn will be a secretary or an astronaut
but, for the first time in her life, my daughter believes she can be
anything. Thank you for changing her life."
— a very grateful
mom in Washington, DC
I wanted to thank you so much for
your visit to Cooper Mountain Elementary School in Beaverton, OR. My son is in
second grade there and my twin girls are in first grade. They absolutely LOVED
your presentation and have talked about it just about everyday.
You would get a real kick out of
the Saturday morning game that they have invented. They pile up various toys,
blankets, etc and make a sled and pretend to be going on a dog race to the
Arctic! In fact, they even argue over who gets to "be Pam Flowers"!
It is great that you are such a
positive influence on the children and have shown them the results of hard work
and dedication to doing something that you really love. I know that your visit
and talk is something that they will remember for their whole lives. THANK YOU and best wishes!
Sincerely, Margaret Johnston
Students Say & Send
Anna the Youngest Sled Dog
Written by Jack Arbuckle (Earl Slaughter Elementary - McKinney,
(Sing to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
You know Dougie, and Alice, and
Robert, and Sojo
Roald, and Lucy, and Matt, and Pam Flowers
But do you recall
The most fearless sled dog of all...
Anna the youngest sled dog (sled
Was the smallest of her team
And if you ever saw her (saw her)
You would say she leads like a dream
All of the other mushers (mushers)
Used to laugh and call her small
They never thought poor Anna (Anna)
Could be big enough after all
Then one icy arctic day
Pam Flowers came to say
"Anna you are big enough
Let's show those mushers all your stuff!"
Anna led her team so bravely
Across the frozen arctic land
Anna the youngest sled dog (sled dog)
She was "big enough" for Pam!