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Special education educator

Joellyn Smith Bellanti, American special education educator. Recipient Harold W. Perry Scholarship, Memphis State University, 1977, 78.


Bellanti, Joellyn Smith was born on August 13, 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Thomas E. Smith and Ruth (Pass) Laminack.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Memphis State University, 1978;Master of Science in Education, Memphis State University, 1983;postgraduate, Memphis State University, 1983-1987.


Teacher special and regular education, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, 1978-1989;special education curriculum coordinator, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, 1989-1992;supervisor, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, since 1992. Instructor Shelby State Community College, Memphis, since 1990. Committee member curriculum development project State of Tennessee, 1988-1990.

Presentor conferences Council Exceptional Children, Tennessee Association Gifted.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous curriculum guides and materials Shelby County Schools, since 1978.


Board member District Area Special Olympics, Memphis. Adult member, sponsor Girl Scouts United States of America, Boy Scouts American, Memphis. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Council Exceptional Children (president Tennessee federation 1990-1991, editor state newsletter, Outstanding Special Educator 1982), National Association for Gifted Children, Tennessee Association for Gifted (treasurer 1989-1991), Learning Disabilities Association Tennessee (conference steering committee since 1989), Memphis Association Retarded Citizens (exec.bd.

1978-1982), Shelby County Education Association (committee member, Human Relations awards 1981, 83, 84, Outstanding Teacher, 1984, Distinguished Administrator 1990), Memphis Junior Chamber of Commerce (board member), Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: motorcycling, traveling.


Married Gary W. Bellanti. 1 child, Teresa.

Thomas E. Smith Laminack

Ruth (Pass) Laminack

Gary W. Bellanti

Teresa Bellanti