Pamela Hammonds, Director of Communications and Marketing

Pamela Hammonds started her GPS career in 2017 along with her daughter, Mia, who joined the Class of 2021 as a freshman. Initially hired as the Senior Writer, she also held titles of Marketing and Communications Manager, Associate Director of Communications, and then Interim Director of Communications and Marketing before becoming the Director. 
A graduate of Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) with a Bachelor of Science in marketing, Pamela’s career began in retail marketing and then she worked in nonprofit as a marketing director before launching a regional parenting magazine. Before moving to Tennessee from North Texas in 2016, she worked as a freelance writer and editor and then as the editor of a lifestyle magazine in the Dallas market. Her understanding of single-sex education was an easy transition as she quickly saw the benefits firsthand with her daughter. 

She and her husband, Brian, have two adult sons and a daughter-in-law who live in Texas. Mia is a student at UMass in Amherst studying sustainable community design. They have two clingy dogs and an indifferent horse.