Pam Simons taught middle and high school English, history, and geography for six years in her hometown of Brisbane, Australia, before moving to the United States where she met and married her husband, Jake, in the Provo City Center Temple. She had previously served in the New Hampshire, Manchester Mission, where the state motto is “Live Free or Die.” It was at that time she started to gain a deeper appreciation for the principles of liberty and the unique and divine history and heritage of America as a latter-day promised land. “It is no coincidence that I came across American Heritage School. I felt instantly drawn to the mission and ethos of the school in educating the whole child in light of the principles of the gospel of Christ,” she says. Pam enjoys hiking the Wasatch mountains, camping, visiting natural hot springs and national parks, gardening, and her newfound hobby of canning. She is excited to be the core teacher for the seventh grade at the SLC campus.