About Me


Patricia Hensley

PO Box 236

Fountain Inn, SC  29644

(864)735-8558

successfulteaching@gmail.com



Education:
2002                National Board Certification, United States, Exceptional Needs Specialist
2001                SC State Department of Education, Columbia, SC, MA + 30
1981-1986       Furman University,  Greenville, SC,  MA (Special Education)
1977-1981       Furman University,  Greenville, SC,  BA (Special Education)

Professional Experience:
2007- present Furman University,  Greenville, SC,  Professor
2007-2008       Greenville County School District, Greenville, SC, ADEPT/Pas-T Evaluator
2001 -2007      Mauldin High School, Greenville, SC, Spec. Ed Teacher/Dept. Chair           
1990-2001       Wren High School,  Piedmont, SC, Spec. Ed Teacher/Dept. Chair
1984-1990       Berea High School, Greenville, SC, Special Ed Teacher
1981-1984       Baker’s Chapel Elementary School, Greenville, SC, Special Ed Teacher    

Additional Professional Activities:
2012 SC Education Technology Conference
Successful Teaching Blog: Ideas and Strategies for Teachers 2007 to present
Upstate Technology Conference 2007 to present
Professional Development: Strategies for Working with Learning Disabled Student for the Greenville Literacy Assoc.  September 2007
Supervising a Student Teacher from Bob Jones University; spring 2005
Supervising a Student Teacher from Clemson University University; spring 2001
Supervising a Student Teacher from Clemson University; spring 2000
Supervising Field Experience Students from Furman University; 2001 – 2007
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): Board of Directors 2003- 2010
SC Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): web designer, CAN coordinator 2000-2006
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): Chapter 877 President 2000 – present
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): member  1977- present

Presentations:
Meeting with Minnesota CEC Board
Legislative Issues in Special Education on the State and National level 
IEP Workshop 
Inclusion, Resource, and Self Contained Programs 
Awards Receive
2006 Top 10 Finalist for District Teacher of the Year (winner will be announced in August)
2006 Mauldin High School Teacher of the Year
2006 South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Member of the Year
2005 Finalist for South Carolina Special Education Teacher of the Year
2000 South Carolina Special Education Teacher of the Year

Other Organizations:
American Red Cross 2011 to present
Upstate Master Naturalist 2010 to present
Greenville Natural History Association (Hiking Club) 1990 to present
Elected to the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation Commission 1992-1996
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 1990-2000
Chestnut Hills Psychiatric Hospital Board of Directors 1990-2000
Appointed to the Greenville County Board of Health 1986-1990

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