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Helen Donele Bennett, American principal, educator. Certified special education teacher, psychology, sociology, principal, supervisor. Named Teacher of Year, Charles Lea Center, 1991, Spartanburg County Special Education Association, 1979.

Background

Bennett, Helen Donele was born on February 24, 1948 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Freddie and Julia Beatrice (Rogers) Bennett.

Education

Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1969;Master of Education, Converse College, 1977;certified in administrator, education specialist, Converse College, 1990.

Career

City planner, Model Cities, Inc., Spartanburg, South Carolina., 1969-1970;planning coordinator, Model Cities, Inc., Spartanburg, South Carolina., 1970-1971;teacher, learning disabilities, emotionally handicapped, Teszler Learning Adjustment Spartan County Schools, Spartanburg, 1971-1987;coordinator transition program, Teszler Learning Adjustment Spartan County Schools, Spartanburg, 1987-1992;assistant principal, Whitlock Junior H.S., Spartanburg, since 1992.

Achievements

  • Certified special education teacher, psychology, sociology, principal, supervisor.

Membership

Active County Board Domestic Violence, Spartanburg, 1980-1986. Chairman City of Spartanburg Civil Service Commission. Member National Education Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (secretary Spartanburg chapter), Council on Exceptional Children (Special Educator of Year 1986), South Carolina Education Association, Association Supervisors and Curriculum Specialists, Sigma Gamma Rho (Tameochus-Xi Sigma chapter), Civil Service Commission (chairperson).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing short stories and plays, architectural design, reading, tennis.

Connections

father:
Freddie Bennett

mother:
Julia Beatrice (Rogers) Bennett