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Mary Hallums

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Hallums retired from 37 years in public school education in June of 2011. More than 30 years were spent as a school and district level administrator in various positions including five years working as the director of an incentive program administering evaluations for principals and teachers for ten school districts. While serving for the past 20 years as a Title I Director, the last 12 years were spent implementing comprehensive reform initiatives in schools needing improvement. In May, 2011, the South Carolina General Assembly adopted a Senate Resolution honoring her achievements in education. Having presented at state and national conferences, she continues to conduct workshops and training sessions focusing upon reform strategies in school districts in several states.


BS, Hampton University (Hampton Institute) - Hampton, VA

Master of Music, The Unviersity of Michigan (School of Music) - Ann Arbor, MI

EdD, South Carolina State University, College of Education - Orangeburg, SC

Public Service

Midlands Community Development Corporation, Board Member - Columbia, South Carolina

Ragin Preparatory Christian Academy , Chair, Advisory Council - Sumter, South Carolina

Awards / Honors

Corporate Ambassador to Sweden for the Johnson Wax, Hampton Institute, 1970

National Association Federal Education Project Administrator, 2005

National Association Federal Education Project Administrator, State Leadership Award, 2008

Pee Dee IRA Leadership Award, International Reading Association, 2003

SC Dept of Ed, Outstanding Service, 2007

SC Senate Resolution, 893 Honor for Educational Se, SC Senate, 2011


Hallums, M. B. (2007). Collaborations and Partnerships. US Department of Education.