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Executive Director

Pam Jarvis, founder and Executive Director of Shady Oak Learning, is a life-long lover of learning. She raised five children and now is proud grandmother to six grandchildren. About 10 years ago, Pam had a vision of a place where all children could learn in the way God designed them. With the creation of Shady Oak Learning, Pam brings her unique blend of experience in private school settings, home-schooling and public education to create a one-of-a-kind place where learning is fun, engaging and challenging. Pam received her BS in Speech Therapy from West Texas A&M University in and her M.Ed in Special Education. Pam also has training and certifications through Brain Workout Challenge, Schools Attuned, Brain Gym, Bal-Vis-X, Luke Waits Center for Dyslexia, Structure of Intellect, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. In her six years as a special education teacher for the Fort Worth ISD, Pam helped students with attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, learning disabilities and autism...



Assistant Director

Maria Rosales, a 16 year veteran in public education, has worked in many educational settings including Pre-K, inclusive classrooms, and autism programs. Maria, a native of El Salvador, is the mom of three children, and a wife to Luis.  While teaching at Shady Oak, Maria is finishing up her education degree in English as a Second Language. Her special love is literature and Maria enjoys teaching children to appreciate language and the love of reading.



Strenghts Based Education  Preschool - 6th

Shady Oak Academy is transforming education, one child at a time.  Our inclusive school serves children in grades preschool through 6th grade. We cultivate a learning community, giving hope to families while establishing a strong foundation for lifelong learning.  Students have opportunities to develop their God-given strengths and interests while they are mastering academic content.  Our staff loves to find out what kind of intelligence our students have and personalize their curriculum to help them succeed. We are the first school in the metroplex to use Kids Braintree which helps students to develop stronger attention, memory, processing and comprehension skills. 
Students thrive in an atmosphere where learning is enjoyable and they feel calm, confident and successful. Small individualized groups,  hands on projects,  and a values-rich curriculum help our students engage actively and happily in the work of academics.  In addition, community service, gardening, free play, learning social skills, and field trips widen their horizons and help them become well balanced persons