Ms. Pam Birtolo is a visionary leader in education. For the past 16 years Pam has served the K-12 online learning community. She was a part of the ground floor crew at Florida Virtual School and served as Chief Officer of Education Transformation until July, 2014. She was also the founding principal of Sagemont Virtual School, Florida’s first private online high school, which later became University of Miami Online and was sold to Kaplan. Pam has presented the concepts of distance learning to national audiences and has been published in several educational journals. Her credits include Enquiring Minds Want to Know: the Evolution of an Online High School and Transforming Education through Online Learning.
Pam was on the founding board of iNACOL and currently serves on the USDLA board, the advisory board for Mawi Speaks, CompetencyWorks Advisory Board, and the Blackboard K-12 Industry Focus Group. Her awards include the iNACOL Innovator Award 2003-07, the 2005 DLA Wagner Award, the USDLA Hall of Fame, the 2013 Orlando Business Journal C-Level Award: COO, and the 2013 Technology Innovation in Education 40 Innovators Yearbook Award.