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Bettie J. Willingham, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Fayetteville State University
M.A., North Carolina Central University
Ed.D., East Carolina University
email@example.com | 800-345-4973 x6433
Dr. Bettie Willingham serves as Program Coordinator for Social Studies Education and for Special Education in the School of Education. She is also the Entrance Criteria Coordinator for the School of Education, as well as a counselor for Student North Carolina Association of Educators. She joined Barton as a full-time faculty member in 2001.
Prior to coming to Barton College, Willingham served in the public schools of North Carolina where she was employed in various positions such as a high school social studies teacher, community college history teacher, high school counselor, and a K-8 vice principal. Her licenses include School Superintendent, K-12 Principal, Curriculum and Instruction, History, School Counselor, and Learning Disabilities. Dr. Willingham worked extensively with an ad hoc committee of the Department of Public Instruction in the review of state teaching standards and in the creation of evaluation procedures of teacher education programs for colleges and universities in North Carolina. Presently, she serves as state treasurer for the Teacher Education Division for the Council of Exceptional Children. Her interests include working with pre-service teacher candidates to ensure professional growth and development. She also works within a community service organization that supports the health and wellness of youth from several targeted areas.