Contact InformationPamela Burish
Coordinator, Technology Outreach
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Department/affiliationFaculty, Alliance for Catholic Education M.Ed.
B.S., Elementary Education with a minor in Outdoor/Environmental Education, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University; Nashville, Tennessee
Educational Technology; Critical Thinking and Creativity, i.e., Visual Thinking Strategies; Use of children’s literature as mentor texts and with writing/interdisciplinary studies; Literacy; Environmental education; Poverty issues related to education; assessment (elementary level)
Christ the Teacher Award, 2012.
Google Certified Teacher, 2006.
James G. Leyburn Award for exemplary community service, Washington and Lee University, 2005.
Apple Computer Distinguished Educator, 1996 – 2000.
Tennessee Teacher of the Year, 1995.
Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, 1994.
Tennessee Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year, 1992.
Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L.S., & Burish, P. (2000). Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies: An evidence-based practice to promote reading achievement. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice.
Pamela Burish has been an ACE faculty member through Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) since 2007. The current courses she teaches at the University of Notre Dame in the ACE M.Ed. program are an online assessment course and an elementary level summer Reading and Language Arts graduate course focusing on literacy, assessment, and curriculum development. Mrs. Burish has been involved in K – 12 Education for over thirty years in both public and Catholic schools. She has been a classroom teacher of grades 3 – 5 in rural Wisconsin and urban Tennessee including an ACE affiliated school working with diverse populations such as low socioeconomic or non-English speaking students. In the area of teacher preparation, Mrs. Burish has been a mentor teacher through Vanderbilt University and a university instructor at Washington and Lee University and University of Notre Dame.
Currently, Mrs. Burish is the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Coordinator of Technology Outreach through the University of Notre Dame. Through the M.Ed. program, she is a co-investigator researching the implementation of iPads during first years of teaching. Mrs. Burish has worked in the area of educational technology as a classroom teacher and is a recipient of numerous educational grants. Her work outside of the classroom included the coordination of a former ACOT – Apple Classroom of Tomorrow Teacher Development site, a variety of opportunities with various governmental agencies or organizations developing technology grant projects and curriculum resources, and creation of an online assessment tool for grades K – 6.