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Sandra S. Watson

Title: Teacher, Retired
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: School District
Major Product/Service: Education
Expertise: Dr. Watson taught special education classes in a number of local elementary schools to students with limited English literacy for 1st and 2nd grade. She taught the gifted and talented program for grades 4-6. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Watson served as a network resource teacher for the Hammond Middle School, where she administrated and maintained the computer network. She also provided teacher support and expanded their use of technology.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Alexandria, Virginia
Affiliations: Delta Kappa Gamma; Alexandria Education Association; Virginia Education Association; National Education Association; American Education Research Association; Who’s Who Among Students; Who’s Who in Education
University/Degree: B.A., Elementary Education, Minors, English and History, Furman University; M.Ed., Special Education, Memphis State University; Ph.D., Computer and Technology, George Mason University
Born: Eagle Pass, Texas
Hobbies/Sports: Smithsonian research expeditions, travel, studying overseas, teaching
Work History: Dr. Watson is retired from the Alexandria Public Schools, having served as a teacher from 1962 through 2005.
Honors & Awards: Best Teacher Award, ATP Class, 1982-1983
Published Works: Presentations; Dissertation
Career Accomplishments: Dr. Watson believed in her students, respected them, and empowered them to be the best they could be.