Director of Communications Meghan Collins informed local Historic City News reporters this afternoon that Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Stewart has worked extensively with her health care providers and she has been assured that treatment will require minimal time out of the office and, therefore, she intends to continue fulfilling her duties as usual.
“While my prognosis is positive, my diagnosis is the result of a self-examination,” Stewart told her office in Tallahassee. “I want to remind Floridians to be diligent in their health care.”
In 2009 Stewart and her family moved to St. Johns County. Pam became Deputy Superintendent for Academic Services for the local School District. She was responsible for overseeing curriculum, learning, planning and accountability, federal programs, instructional materials, leadership training and exceptional student education.
“We will provide updates over the coming months, but hope that you will respect her privacy as it relates to this matter,” Collins told local reporters.