Pam Smith is the Graphic Communications Instructor as well as a past Monroe Graphic Communications graduate. After graduating, she continued in the graphic design field and worked at various companies such as the Loudoun Times Mirror, BDM, PRC, and Cowles History Group. As Communications Director at Grandiflora, she did some freelance graphic work and then developed, designed and published a mid-Atlantic gardening magazine with a partner. She has previously taught "Summer in the Arts" as well as a Photoshop class for the Loudoun County Adult Education program. In 2009, she received Print Ed Accreditation for Monroe in five areas; Introduction to Graphic Design, Advertising & Design, Binding & Finishing, Digital File Presentation, and Offset Press Operations.
She began her career with LCPS as the Technology Assistant for Harmony Intermediate and then transferred to Monroe Technology Center as Technology Assistant where she designed marketing and communication pieces for the school. She also began shadowing her former Graphics professor, Jim Price, until he retired from Monroe after 29 years. After becoming the Graphics Communications instructor in 2006, she has led her students to many prestigious awards. The department as a whole has entered and placed well in over 10 design contests in the last 5 years. Three students have advanced to the National SkillsUSA competitions and 1 of those has even made it to the World SkillsUSA Competition in London, representing the USA in October 2011. Her students have also designed the TV Channel and Food Service logos that are currently in use by LCPS today.