Associate Professor & Special Education Coordinator
Dr. Beth Day-Hairston is an Associate Professor of Special Education and the Coordinator of Special Education at Winston-Salem State University where she serves as the Principal Investigator for the PIC, a grant funded by the Division of Child Development and Early Education project director for a grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates/Thurgood Marshall Foundation, whereby Winston-Salem State University has partnered with a local school that prepares every student to pursue postsecondary education plans.
Dr. Day-Hairston is a teacher educator who has presented extensively at numerous conferences at the local, state, and national level on differentiated instruction, service-learning, co-teaching, inclusion, problem-based learning, experiential teaching, best practices for working with culturally and linguistically diverse families, best practices for teaching at-risk students, and teaching strategies for working with children with behavioral and emotional disorders. Day-Hairston is heavily sought out as a conference speaker and consultant who provides engaging professional development workshops.
Day-Hairston is the recipient the 2010 Wachovia Excellence in Teaching Award for Winston-Salem State University, and recipient of the 2000 Alumni Achiever of the Year Award for the School of Education and Performance at Winston-Salem State University.
Bell, E. D. & Day-Hairston, B. (2008, Fall). Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy: A case study of the first year of implementation. Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, (1)1, 109-114
Day-Vines, N., & Day-Hairston, B. (2005) Culturally Congruent Strategies for Addressing the Behavioral Needs of Urban African American Adolescents. Professional School Counseling in Urban Settings, 8(3), 236-243.
Day-Vines, N. & Day-Hairston, B. (2005). African American Adolescents and the Incidence of Suicide: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention in Urban School Settings. Professional School Counseling.
Day-Hairston, B. (2003, November). Creating an Inclusive Workplace. CCBD Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Newsletter, 17(2), 7-8.
Day-Hairston, B. (2003, March). Promoting Multicultural Education. CCBD Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Newsletter, 16(4).
Day-Hairston, B. (2002, November). The Four Dimensions of Multicultural Education. CCBD Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Newsletter, 16(2), 6.
Day-Vines, N., Day-Hairston, B., Carruthers, W., Wall, J. & Lupton-Smith, H. (1996). Conflict Resolution: The value of diversity in the recruitment, selection, and training of peer mediators. School Counselor, 43, 392-409.
2000 Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Major: Special Education and Literacy Concentration area: Behaviorally Emotionally Disabled
Dissertation Title: "General Educators' Perceptions of their ability to teach children with behavioral and emotional disabilities in the inclusive setting"
1992 Certification, School Administration and Supervision
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
1988 Master of Arts Degree
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina Major: Special Education/Mental Retardation Concentration area: Behaviorally Emotionally Disabled
1984 Bachelor of Science Degree
Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Major: Special Education/Learning Disabilities, Certification K-12
SPE 2310: Introduction to Special Education
SPE 3200: Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
SPE 3320: Problems and Characteristics of the Learning Disabled Child
EDU/SPE 3322: Parent, School, and Community Relations
SPE 3336 Methods and Materials of Teaching Reading
SPE 4323: Methods of Teaching in the Inclusive Setting
SPE 5304: Building Collaborative Family, School, and Community Relationships
REH 5313 Transition from School to Work
REH 6314 Family Collaboration/Intervention
2010 Wachovia Excellence in Teaching
2006 Meritorious Service Award, Exceptional Children's Division of the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County School System
2006 Unsung Hero Award, Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy, Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County School System
2003 Nontraditional Adult Student Organization, Winston-Salem State University
2001 Post Doctoral Fellowship, North Carolina A & T State University/University of Virginia
2000 Alumni Achiever of the Year Award, Winston-Salem State University
1990 Teacher of the Year Award, Lowrance Middle School, WS/FC Schools
Day-Hairston, B. & Jones, J. (2011, February). Inclusion is Not an Illusion: Successful Strategies for Co-Teaching in an Inclusive Setting. North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children 2011 State Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
Day-Hairston, B. (2010, June). Active Learning with Problem Based Learning. Invited presenter by CITTLE for Faculty Professional Development. Winston-Salem State University.
Day-Hairston, B. (2010, February). Using Service Learning in College Classrooms. Invited presenter by CITTLE for Faculty Professional Development. Winston-Salem State University.
Day-Hairston, B. & Wall, P.( 2009, October). Differentiated Instruction that Works: Multiple Learning Styles= Differentiated Lesson Plans. Thurgood Marshall College Fund 2009 Leadership Institute and Recruitment Conference, New York.
Day-Hairston, B. (2009, August). Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom: Working Together to Meet All Students' Needs. Mineral Springs Middle School Retreat, Downtown Marriott, Greensboro, NC.
Day-Hairston, B. (2009, June). Teacher Quality and Retention Program 2009 Summer Institute. Preparing "the Best of the Best" Teacher Leaders. Invited four day presenter at Thurgood Marshall's College Fund Summer Institute, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC. Topics: Differentiated Instruction, Classroom Management, Lesson plans, and Standards-Based Instruction.
Day-Hairston, B. (2009, April). Designing Effective Lesson Plans. Professional Development Workshop sponsored by the TEAP Center, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC.
Day-Hairston, B. (2008, August). Differentiating Instruction for Successful Learning by all students. Stokes County Schools Teacher Assistants. Sundance Hotel & Spa (Conference Center), Winston-Salem, NC.
Allen, M., Day-Hairston, B., Wade, M. (2008, April). Career Portfolios: A Senior Project Format for Students with Disabilities. Paper presented at the 2008 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention and Expo. The Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.
Day-Hairston, B. (September, 2007). Teaching Reading and Math in Inclusive Settings: Best Practices for Co-teaching in the Middle School. Staff Development: Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools: Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy.
Day-Hairston, B. & Walker, D. (2007, January). Creating College Experiences for High School Students Through a Unique School and University Partnership. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual North Carolina High school Network Conference, Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Day-Hairston, B. (2006, October). A Career in Education: The right choice. Invited guest speaker at Thurgood Marshall's Scholarship Fund 6th Annual Leadership Institute & Recruitment Conference, Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York, NY.
Day-Hairston, B. (2005, November). The Road to Becoming an Educator. Invited guest speaker at Thurgood Marshall's Scholarship Fund 5th Annual Leadership Institute & Recruitment Conference, Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York, NY.
Day-Hairston, B., & Duncan, J. (2005, April). Using Service Learning to Increase Parental Involvement in the Schools. Paper presented at the 2005 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention & Expo. The Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.
Walker, D. & Day-Hairston, B. (2005, April). Utilizing Personalized Instruction to Increase Student Academic Achievement. Paper presented at The Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps Conference IX, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.
Day-Hairston, B. Bernarducci, K., Duncan, J., & Thompson, M. (2005, April). Increasing Student Achievement through Service-learning projects: Collaborative Strategies that work between a Local University and Classroom Teachers. Paper presented at The Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps Conference IX, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.
Day-Hairston, B., Thompson, M., Duncan, J., and Bernarducci, K. (2004). Promoting Parental Involvement to Help Increase Student Achievement through Service Learning: Strategies that Work When a Local University Collaborates with Classroom Teachers. Paper presented at the Closing the Achievement Gap: Improving Minority and At-Risk Student Achievement Conference at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.
Day-Hairston, B., & Allen, M. (2004, April). Validated Instructional Practices for Teaching Reading to Struggling Readers. Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children: 2002 Annual Convention and Expo Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Day-Hairston, B. (2004, January). Developing a Class wide Service Learning Project in the University Setting. Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Day-Hairston, Beth, Principal Investigator, Cultural Competence Support Project- Division of Child Development and Early Education awarded from the U.S. Department of Education. Budget- : $960,000 for four years.
Edwards, YV & Day-Hairston, B. Principal Investigator/co-Directors. Capacity Building Grant VR Rural Transition for Underrepresented Groups. Awarded 10/1/2010 from U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Rehabilitation Services. Budget: $ 952,680 over five year (2010-2014). $190,000 per year for five years. (Winston Salem State University).
Wrote and submitted a grant to Jefferson-Pilot for Project MALE. Grant funded January 2003 for $10,000.
Submitted a grant to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) entitled, "An Inclusive Model: Teacher Preparation in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society in the amount of $426, 695 with four colleagues in the School of Education. Grant funded September 2002.
Submitted a grant to Wal-Mart. Grant funded for Service Learning Projects in the amount of $500.00.
Project Coordinator, North Carolina Distance Education Partnership for Certification Programs in Behaviorally Emotionally Disabled and Learning Disabled students (2000-2003). Grant funded for $9,000 annually for a total of $27, 000.
Project Coordinator, A Community-Based Model for Teacher Training in a Pluralistic Society" funded by the Hitachi Foundation for $103,050 (1995-1998).
Project Coordinator, The Coalition for Educational Leadership and Learning (CELL) funded by the BellSouth Foundation for $100,000 (1995-1998).