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Reading specialist

Betty J. McCord, American reading specialist. Certified teacher social studies K-12, reading specialist. Recipient service and appreciation awards.


McCord, Betty J. was born on March 4, 1940 in Bowman, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Permon Walter and Pauline S. (Glover) Smith.


Bachelor, Jersey City State College, 1975. Master of Arts, Jersey City State College, 1979.


Home instructor, Jersey City, 1975-1978;graduate assistant, Jersey City State College, 1978-1979;special teacher reading, Jersey City State College, 1979-1981;retired reading specialist, Denmark (South Carolina.) Technology College, since 1982. Cons., Governor's Work Force Specialist, Denmark, since 1989. Tutor, coordinator Reading in Industry, Denmark, 1989.


  • Certified teacher social studies K-12, reading specialist.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (poetry) Hugo, 1989.


Liaison, Police and Community Relations, Jersey City, 1978-1979. Former president New Castle West Community Organization, Columbia, South Carolina, 1987-1992. Assistant director tutoring program 2d Nazareth Baptist Church, Columbia, since 1989.

Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Association of University Women, International Reading Association, South Carolina Technology Education Association, South Carolina International Reading Association, South Carolina Association Development Educators, Wil Lou Gray Adult Reading Council (recording secretary 1989), Kappa Delta Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, sewing, tutoring, poetry writing, doing volunteer work.


Married Nathaniel McCord, February 19, 1959 (divorced May 1981). Children: Nathan Anthony, Carla Tajuan, James Edward.

Permon Walter Smith

Pauline S. (Glover) Smith

Nathaniel McCord

Nathan Anthony McCord

Carla Tajuan McCord

James Edward McCord