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DeeDee Washington

Professor of Education
Academic Background
B.A. University of South Carolina
M. Ed. Converse College
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Phone Number:
(864) 231-2441
DeeDee Washington

What classes do you teach at Anderson

EDU 516, EDU 518, EDU 546

What year did you start teaching at AU

2018

Why teach at AU?

After almost three decades serving teachers, students, families, and communities in public education, I am excited to work with future teachers and administrators at AU. I am most excited about the opportunity to integrate my Christian beliefs and faith into academic disciplines. Finally, I am honored to join such a highly esteemed faculty at AU.

Hobbies

Reading, traveling, spending quality time with my family

Notable achievements outside of discipline

1994 Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year 2012 Greenville County Schools Administrator of the Year 2016 Greenville Cultural Exchange Women Making History award

People might be interested to know I...

am a USC Aiken Teaching Fellows Board member, a Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Board member, a United Way of Greenville Community Impact Board member, am part of the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders’ Initiative Class XVI, a Furman University Graduate Studies Advisory Committee member, and a Greenville Literacy Association Board member.

Places you've lived

Winnsboro, South Carolina, Nuremberg, Germany, and Simpsonville, South Carolina

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

I am most impressed by the caliber of people I have encountered since joining the AU family. Faculty, staff, and students have all been so welcoming and helpful.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

A career in public education will change the lives of students. As a teacher, coach, principal, associate superintendent, and chief instructional officer, I thank God for the positive impact I was able to make. We are facing a critical teacher shortage in our state and across the country. The profession needs dedicated people to answer the call to service.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Interactive and fun (I hope)