Mrs. Callahan is a New Jersey native, who spent the last decade working in the NYC Department of Education. She started her career as middle school special education teacher before becoming an instructional leader. During her tenure in New York, she has designed professional learning opportunities for teachers across the system on topics like Integrated Co-teaching and Universal Design for learning, coached and developed new teachers and most recently led the advancement of a multi-million, multi-year Bill and Melinda Gates Grant to improve teacher preparation across New York City. Mrs. Callahan joined the Edison team in March 2020 and has been full-time at James Monroe since July 2020.
You can often find Mrs. Callahan with her nose in a book, her favorite series is Harry Potter!
Mrs. Callahan will be on maternity leave beginning August her and her family welcome their second baby. She will return later this fall. She is excited for her return and to continue to get to know her James Monroe family.
Interim Assistant Principal, Pam Hernandez
While Mrs. Callahan is on maternity leave, the James Monroe team is happy to welcome Mrs. Pam Hernandez!
Pamela Hernandez is a lifelong educator with more than three decades of experience as an elementary teacher, a learning disabilities teacher consultant, a supervisor of special education, and a principal. She received the prestigious honor from the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association and was named the recipient of the 2019 New Jersey Visionary Leadership Award: Principal of the Year. This award is given to a principal who uses innovation and insight to help educate students and lead staff beyond the typical standards of education. Pam is passionate about building relationships and ensuring positive outcomes for all students. She is looking forward to assisting in maintaining and building upon the incredible practices implemented by Mrs. Tufaro, Mrs. Callahan, and their top-notch staff.