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Pamela Mason

Board Member

About Pamela

Pamela A. Mason (she/her/hers), EdD is a senior lecturer on education, the director of the Language and Literacy Master's program, a Co-Chair of the Literacy and Languages concentration, and the director of the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her professional and research interests encompass the role of culturally sustaining pedagogy in promoting literacy achievement, the interaction of text complexity and background knowledge, and the efficacy of the roles of Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches. She has conducted school-wide literacy program implementation and evaluation, using qualitative and quantitative measures. Dr. Mason has extensive experience as a reading/language arts curriculum coordinator for several local school districts.

Dr. Mason has significant and effective elementary school principal experience serving in both urban and suburban districts in the Boston area. She collaborates with colleagues nationally and globally on preparing reading specialist teachers and literacy coaches, developing the capacity of school leaders as literacy advocates, and evaluating school-wide literacy programs.

Dr. Mason is active in the International Literacy Association (formerly the International Reading Association), serving on the Assessment Task Force. Dr. Mason is also an active member of the Literacy Research Association and serves on the Reading Standing Committee of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. She is a past president of the Massachusetts Association of College and University Reading Educators and the Massachusetts Reading Association. Dr. Mason is a member of the Board of Trustees for Cathedral High School (Boston), GrubStreet (a creative writing center), and the WGBH Educational Foundation, as a trustee emerita.