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Dr. Sandra McLendon

TITLE:Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Education
DEPARTMENT:School of Education
LOCATION:Newby Education Ctr. 113
SWU P.O. BOX:1815

Before coming to SWU, Dr. McLendon worked in various aspects of the educational field as an interim athletic director, a high school English teacher, a media specialist, a technology specialist, a vice president for institutional operations and a curriculum specialist for the South Carolina Department of Education. McLendon includes among her varied experiences that she even worked as a piano key builder.

McLendon enjoys tennis and golf and is a voracious reader. She loves all types of technology and would love to live in a “smart home” with all types of gadgets. 



 - Ed.D. - Nova Southeastern University, Education Administration

 - Certification - University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Curriculum
   and Supervision

 - MLS - University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Library Science

 - BS - Erskine College, English


Areas of South Carolina Certification
 - Secondary English
 - Media Specialist, K-12
 - Secondary Supervision
 - Secondary Principal


Areas of Specialty/Interest

 - Instructional Technology
 - Teacher Leadership
 - Curriculum
 - Assessment
 - Institutional Effectiveness


View Dr. McLendon's Vitae