|Membership level: Hall of Fame
Inductee Year 2019
|Pam Bylsma: During her thirty-four years in secondary school education, Pam Bylsma has served in the roles of teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent for Academics, Illinois Administrator Academy Trainer, national Character Counts! Trainer and Consultant, and has been a frequent presenter at state and national conferences on social-emotional learning, character development, and ethical leadership. In 2000, she helped to establish Hinsdale Central High School’s nationally recognized anti-bullying program “Break Down the Walls” and its school-wide Character Counts! initiative. Throughout her career, Pam was passionate about empowering members at all levels of the organization, students included, to affect positive change by providing them with research-based practices, opportunities to innovate, and the motivational tools and support that are necessary to guide continual improvement initiatives. She retired on October 31, 2018, to spend time with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and grandsons and to engage in artistic and literary endeavors.