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Beth Day-Hairston

Position: Chair, Associate Professor, and Special Education Coordinator Department: Education

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Center- 242-B Phone: 336-750-2387


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.

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, 2000, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Certification, School Administration and Supervision, 1992, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Master of Arts Degree, 1988, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, 1984, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina