Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Blackburn and Mrs. Mangar
Welcome to Pre K! My name is Pam Blackburn and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this year.
I am looking forward to working with and getting to know students and parents. I taught
Varying Exceptionalities Self Contained for five years and Pre K Handicapped Self Contained for
sixteen years. I taught Kindergarten for three years. This is my third year teaching Pre K and thoroughly
enjoyed each day. Nalini Mangar is our classroom assistant. She has been with Marion County Public
Schools for seventeen years. Nalini is awesome with the students and is a natural professional at teaching
Pre K pupils. I think that communication is the key to substantial parent- teacher relationship. I will
communicate via Class Dojo, phone calls, parent-teacher conferences, newsletters and updates on
student progress. Please call me, e-mail me if you have any questions. The school number is 352- 671-
4750, leave a message and I’ll call you back as soon as possible. You may prefer just reaching me
through Class Dojo. My e-mail address is: Pamela. Blackburn @ marion.k12.fl.us
*Students are required to have a mask and a bottle of water every day.
*Students must have tennis shoes/sneakers daily. This helps keep everyone safe on the playground when we are allowed to participate.
*Please encourage your child to fasten and unfasten clothes when going to the restroom, to tie shoes, and to wipe/blow nose their own noses.
*Encourages your child to always ask for help at school as needed.
*It is important to have a consistent nightly bedtime routine. This ensures your child comes to school well rested and ready to learn.
*Reading is an excellent bedtime routine activity. Reading to your child daily is one of the most valuable gifts you can give him /her.
*Talking with your child about school is an amazing way to help build a safe and successful school year!