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Special education educator

Patricia Jo Hudgins, American special education educator. Certified teacher in art, special education. Recipient awards Texas Press Women, 1988, Scouter's Key award, 1986.


Hudgins, Patricia Jo was born on April 1, 1943 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Robert J. Maxwell and Vera Louise (Knight) Malone.


Student, University Mississippi, 1963. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mississippi University for Women, 1965. Master of Education in Special Education, Sam Houston State University, 1991.

Master of Education in Art Education, Sam Houston State University, 1992.


Director arts and crafts, Camp DeSoto, Mentone, Alabama, 1965; junior high school art teacher, Houston Indiana School District, 1965-1966; senior high school art teacher, Maconaquaw School District, Peru, Indiana, 1968-1969; director church media center, Putnam City Baptist Church, 1975-1976; with, First Baptist Church, Euless, Texas, 1978-1980; executive secretary, Romance Writers American, Houston, 1981-1988; special education teacher, Stovall Middle School, Aldine Indiana School District, Houston, 1988-1990; content mastery teacher, Stovall Middle School, Aldine Indiana School District, Houston, since 1990; liaison special education department, Stovall Middle School, Aldine Indiana School District, Houston, since 1993. Stringer Spring Times newspaper, 1984.


  • Certified teacher in art, special education.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Fiddler's Dream, 1983 (1st prize Oklahoma Writer's Federation). Editor Romance Writers American Report, 1981-1984. Associate editor, contributor State of Art newspaper, 1985-1988.

      Exhibited in group show Caledonia (Mississippi) Public Library., 1994.


The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Adult leader Cub Scouts committee Boy Scouts American, 1983-1988, unit commissioner for Stovall in-school scouting for disabled, 1994-1995. League school docent Houston Symphony Orchestra, 1985-1987. Volunteer Self-Improvement through Riding Education, therapeutic riding for handicapped children, 1994, Special Olympics, 1994.

Member Romance Writers American (honorary), Alumnae Association Mississippi University for Women.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, needlework, reading, music.


Married William Wayne Hudgins, April 8, 1966. Children: William Kyle, Amy Louise.

Robert J. Maxwell Malone

Vera Louise (Knight) Malone

William Wayne Hudgins

William Kyle Hudgins

Amy Louise Hudgins