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religious studies professor , science educator

Debra J Baird, American Religious Studies Professor, and American science educator. Certified K-8 teacher, science concentration, Alabama. Grantee Austin College, Guatemala, Mexico, 1992-1993. Grantee AMSTI program for Regional In-Service Center, Athens State University. Grantee Stillman College, United Negro College Fund, sister school England.

Background

Debra June Baird was born on August 3, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Clyde Leon and Mardie Beatrice (Mullinax) Baird.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Auburn University, 1976. Master of Arts in Elementary Education, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1990.

Career

Teacher earth science Richards Junior High School, Columbus, Georgia, 1977-1978. Teacher Meek Elementary School, Arley, Alabama, 1978-1981. Teacher science Meek High School, 1981-1983.

Graduate teaching assistant in elementary education University Alabama, 1987, instructor, 1987-1990. Assistant professor science education Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1990-1994. Associate professor Livingston (Alabama) University, since 1994.

Insvc. consultant University Alabama, 1987-1990, teaching consultant international education program, Medellin, Colombia, 1992. Member Austin Teacher Program Advisory Committee, Sherman, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Religious Studies Professor

    Dean of College of Education, Athens State University

    Director of Teacher In-Service Center, Athens State University

    Chairperson, Stillman College

    Program Coordinator, Elementary Education, University of West Alabama

    Certified K-8 teacher, science concentration, Alabama

Membership

Education coordinator Goals for Sherman, Inc., 1990-1991. Member committee Sherman Social Services Board, since 1991. Committee member outdoor education task force Sherman Indiana School District, since 1991, member guidance committee, 1992.

Member National Science Teachers Association, Association Teacher Educators (communications committee since 1988, chair since 1994, national convention planning committee 1989-1991, 93-95), Southeastern Regional Association Teacher Educators (chairman innovative program awards 1990-1991, Professional Development award 1988), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (board examiners since 1994). Family Resource Center Board of Directors, Limestone County, Alabama, 2005-20012, Charter Board of Directors Member, Athens-Limestone Child Advocacy Center, 2008-2015, President, Board of Directors, Clan Baird Society Worldwide, Inc., 2014-Present.

Connections

Married Alton Leonard Wilson, Jr., 14 February 2003

Children: Matthew Seth Burgess, Holly Ryan Baird-Ferguson, Benjamin Ian Burgess-Baird, Branton Burgess Baird

father:
Clyde Leon Baird

mother:
Mardie Beatrice (Mullinax) Baird

spouse:
Alton Leonard Wilson Jr. - United States - Professor of Information Technology and Education