FLORENCE, S.C. – Albert G. Hayward of Florence has joined the Francis Marion University faculty as an associate professor of education.
For the past two years, Hayward served as principal of Williams Middle Magnet School in Florence. His instructional responsibilities at Francis Marion will include working with student teachers. “I decided it’s time for me to try to help folks become better teachers,” he said.
He will be working closely with Pee Dee area school districts as FMU’s director of field placement, placing FMU education students in area classrooms to observe and student teach.
“Part of my function is to keep the lines of communication open between the university and the schools,” he said.
The Georgetown native has held teaching and administrative positions in Georgetown and Horry county schools. He was named Georgetown County Outstanding Educator in 1989. His higher education teaching experience includes stints at South Carolina State University, Fayetteville State University, and North Carolina Central University.
Hayward received the B.S. degree in biology/chemistry science education from Voorhees College. He received the M.S. degree in science education and the Ph.D. degree in biology from The Atlanta University. He has undertaken additional studies at Francis Marion, S.C. State, the University of South Carolina, The Citadel and Georgia Tech.
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