Scott-Bracey graduates with doctorate degree
The Yazoo Herald
Dr. Pamela Scott-Bracey, Yazoo City native and a 2002 graduate of YCHS, recently graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement, with a minor in Gifted and Talented Education.
She is currently a curriculum specialist and project coordinator for an Educational Excellence grant, which is funded by Texas Education Agency to develop professional development materials for Career and Technical Education teachers of the Information Technology Cluster. She is also an adjunct professor and research affiliate of the Center for Knowledge Solutions in the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas.
With instructional experience on both secondary and post-secondary levels, Dr. Bracey is a devoted advocate of the inclusion of relevant career preparation in education, and bridging the employability skills gap between academia and the workplace. She has conducted training workshops with educators and presented research to stakeholders related to career and technical education on local, state, national, and international levels. She is also a published author of several refereed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings.
Dr. Bracey is a member of the American Educational Research Association, Association of the Advancement of Computing in Education, Academy of Human Resource Development, Association for Career and Technical Education, Golden Key International Honor Society, The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Attributing much of her success to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program and the United Negro College Fund, Dr. Bracey has also earned a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration from Mississippi College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Technology Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her research interests include: career and technical education, gifted education, workplace learning, and professional soft skill development. She resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband, Rudy Bracey and anticipates the birth their first child this summer.
Pam is the proud daughter of Sheila and Harry Scott of Yazoo City; daughter-in-law of Patricia and Rudolph Bracey of Raymond; granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ratcliff of Chicago, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Scott Sr. of Yazoo City,; great-granddaughter of the late Alderman and Mrs. Percy Calvin of Yazoo City.