Pamela Oakley Nix is the Science, Ag and 4 H teacher at Monroe Country Day School and Friday the school will be recognizing her for a significant state honor she recently received. She was inducted into the Agriculture Education Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the FFA-FCCLA Camp in January 2019. She will be honored with a reception at MCDS this Friday. There also is an effort by the school to raise funds of $1500 to name a room in her honor at the FFA Camp.
Nix is considered a trailblazer for women in the 1970s entering the male-dominated profession. She was one of less than five women in Georgia in 1970s to enter the predominantly all-male profession of Agriculture Education.
Pamela Oakley Nix Bio
Retired from Walton County Public Schools and teaching at Monroe Country Day School, Nix graduated from the University of Georgia in 1979 with a BS in Ag Ed with a concentration in Horticulture. She later returned to complete her Masters and specialist degrees. She began career teaching in 1979 at Monroe Area High School and taught there 31 years. She also was a FFA Adviser. She also worked part time establishing the AG/Ed program at Walnut Grove High School. Many awards throughout her career including Teacher of the Year (twice), Agriculture Teacher of the Year (Atlanta Farmer’s Club) and NVATA Teacher of Teachers Award. She served the community through volunteering with 4-H & Keep Georgia Beautiful. She established the local FFA Alumni affiliate and Agribusiness Cooperative Education program. Nix success was also evident by the awards presented to her students. She continues to share her knowledge and love of agriculture with students at Monroe Country Day School in her classes of Agriculture Environment Science that encompasses physical, life and earth science according to the student’s grade level.