Pamella Feagans-Graves


FAX: 648-8633

email: Pamg@aiken.sc.edu

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong organizing and directing skills.
  • Written/oral communications skills.
  • Providing research and development.
  • Assert responsible leadership and direction in the planning and implementation of educational programs.
  • Extensive experience in instructional methods, training, aids, the psychology of learning and course preparation,
  • EDUCATION

    I.M.A. Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. February 1992

    B.A. Elementary Education, University of South Carolina-Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina. May 1985

    CERTIFICATION

    South Carolina: Elementary, Middle School Education

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Director, Natural Resources/Environmental Education Program Grades 3-graduate, Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina. Fall 1993 to Present.
  • Science Teacher (Science Specialist), Grades 1-5, Redcliffe Elementary School, Aiken, South Carolina. Fall 1989 to Fall 1993.
  • Teacher, Gifted and Talented Students. Fall 1986 to Spring 1989
  • Classroom Teacher, Fifth Grade Redcliffe Elementary, Aiken, South Carolina. Fall 1986 to Spring 1987.
  • Classroom Teacher, Fifth Grade Jackson Elementary, Jackson, South Carolina. Fall 1985 to Spring 1986.
  • GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Co-PI Natural Resources Environmental Education Program Grant ($850,000.00)
  • Project Director for the composition of the Redcliffe Outdoor Classroom Grant ($25,000), 1991
  • Recipient of Nutra Sweet Corporation Grant ($500.00).
  • Recipient, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Outdoor Classroom Grant.
  • Recipient, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Conservation Education Award Teacher of the Year, Redcliffe Elementary School, 1991
  • Recipient, Disney Channel "American Teacher Awards", 1992
  • The American Nuclear Society, Outstanding Teacher of Mathematics and Science.
  • Conservation Education Teacher of the Year (Aiken County), 1992
  • Conservation Education Teacher of the Year (Edisto Savannah Valley of Conservation Districts), 1992
  • COMMUNITY PROJECTS

  • Board of Directors, SC Environmental Educators Association
  • Aiken County Science and Math Advisory Committee.
  • University of South Carolina, Aiken County Public Schools Science Education Enrichment Day Steering Committee.
  • Chairperson, Teachers Inservice for Area 5 Steering Committee.
  • Chairperson, Redcliffe Outdoor Classroom Steering Committee.
  • Meeting with over 100 interested teachers concerning the "Outdoor Classroom Project" (Program for Learning Centers for Outdoors involving Wild Life Habitats, Historical Nature Trails, etc.).
  • PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Committees.
  • National Education Association (NEA).
  • South Carolina Education Association (SCEA).
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • South Carolina Science Council (SC2).
  • South Carolina Environmental Education Association (SCEEA).
  • PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

    CONDUCTING FORMAL PRESENTATIONS ENTITLED:

  • "Redcliffe Outdoor Classroom Project"
  • "The Russian Experience"
  • Science Labs "They're Not Just for High Schools Anymore"
  • 76 Local schools, school district, clubs and civic organizations
  • 11 State and regional conventions
  • 8 National conferences
  • 1 U.S.-Soviet Convention of Science Teachers, 1991
  • RELEVANT TRAINING

  • Writing Effective NEPA Documents, Stanley Corp. Denver, Co
  • Local Ecology, Ruth Patrick Science Center
  • Ecology of the Southern Appalachians, Ruth Patrick Science Center.
  • Ecology of the Rocky Mountains, Ruth Patrick Science Center.
  • Education Science Leadership Program (ESLP). Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina.
  • Project Learning Tree, Ruth Patrick Science Center
  • Star Lab Training, National Science Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia.
  • Program for Effective Teaching (PET).
  • Project Wild, Ruth Patrick Science Center
  • Activities that Integrate Math & Science, Aiken School District.
  • Aquatic Project Wild, Ruth Patrick Science Center.
  • Project Learning Tree (updated).
  • REFERENCES

    Available upon request



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    URL: http://rpsec.usca.sc.edu/Staff/GravesVita.html (August 1997)