Dr. Pamela Swanson


Currently serving as Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Swanson has been with Westminster Public Schools (formerly Adams County School District 50) since 1995. Prior to her current position she served as Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources as well as a Principal in Westminster Public Schools. Dr. Swanson also served as a Principal and Assistant Principal in the Boulder Valley School District. Before moving  to Colorado in 1991, she worked as a staff developer and teacher in Europe with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DODDS) serving second language and highly diverse and mobile communities.   

Dr. Swanson received her undergraduate degree in piano, pipe organ, and harpsichord performance from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Her teaching credential was awarded from Cameron University in Oklahoma and she received her M.A. in Supervision, Curriculum, and Administration from University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Swanson earned her doctorate from NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in educational leadership and organizational development. She also holds a national industry designation of Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR).  She is a frequent panelist at national conferences focused on competency based education and will be a keynote speaker at a competency based education summit scheduled for September in Westminster. 

Dr. Swanson and her husband, Randy, also a career educator and consultant, live in Westminster, Colorado. Together, they have three daughters, and five beautiful grandchildren. Pam and Randy also enjoy traveling, playing golf, riding their Harleys, and getting back to Pam’s hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every chance they get.