Pam was born and raised in Colby, Kansas. Pam and her husband of more than 30 years, Leon, have lived near Larkspur for 25 years, where they raised two children.
B.A. in General Studies from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.
She enjoyed a career as a legal assistant in Wichita and Colorado before deciding to spend time at home with her children and actively engage in their schools. Together with her husband, Pam has been a small business owner for 15 years.
Pam’s passion for education began during her experience serving as PTO president and volunteering in the classroom and in sports booster clubs during her children’s years in Douglas County School District. She currently serves on a School Accountability Committee and as a director of Great Choice Douglas County, a non-profit organization supporting school choice.
Previously, Pam served as a director with the Kansas Association of Legal Assistants (KALA) and Vice President of the Colorado Paralegal Association (CPA). She is a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) and, in February 2012, was a recipient of their first “Leadership in Action” Award for her support of the Choice Scholarship Program in Douglas County.
Pam Mazanec was elected to the State Board of Education for the 4th Congressional District commencing January 9, 2013.