Pamela Knowles


"After I retired, I wanted to continue to serve the students and staff of the Carmel School system in a different capacity other than teaching. Therefore I chose to run for a seat on the School Board. I want to ensure that the Carmel schools continue to provide an excellent education to our students and strive to improve in all areas. I also want to nurture a positive respectful relationship among all stakeholders." Pam Knowles

Vice President
District 2 (2014-2018)



  • Bachelor Degree in Education from Purdue
  • Masters Degree in Education from IU
  • 40 hours mediation training, The Institute for Conflict Management, LLC, Santa Monica, CA
  • Family Mediation training, 40 hours through the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Victim- Offender/Restorative Justice mediation training, 12 hours through Indyspute


  • Elementary teacher for 3 years in the Lewis Cass School District
  • Elementary teacher for 24 ½ years in the Carmel Clay School District

Spouse: Ken Knowles 
Children: Angela Adams, Matt Knowles, and Christine Ermel, plus six grandchildren