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Connie Patricia (Hendrix) Ballard, Ed.D.
Curriculum Vitae
Work Contact Information: College of Education and Human Services, Longwood University, 201 High Street,
Farmville, VA 23909, 434-395-2670, [email protected]
Personal Information: Place of Birth: Windsor, NC; Citizenship, United States
PROFESSIONAL EEXPERIENCE
 DIRECTOR , OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (OPS) Longwood University, Farmville, VA,
July 2007-Present. Directs, plans, supervises, and evaluates the overall operations of the OPS in the College of
Education and Human Services. Establishes and coordinates external relationships with the Virginia Department of
Education, universities/colleges and K-12 school divisions. Serves as Longwood’s official licensure verification
officer. Presents and facilitates professional development needs of partnering school divisions.
 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION COORDINATOR, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)
Charlotte, NC, July 1998-June 2007. Managed, supervised, monitored, and evaluated the instructional
effectiveness of various middle and high school curricula areas and professional development offerings. Directed
and supervised the instructional and licensing programs for new and lateral entry teachers (a partnership with
Livingstone College). Verified SACS and State’s teaching licensing accreditation standards for both programs.
Designed, presented, and evaluated literacy integration, differentiated instruction, instructional methods,
interdisciplinary integration, classroom management, and valuing diversity teacher training programs. Served as
the instructional improvement liaison for middle and high school curriculum areas. Collaborated with area
businesses, institutions of higher learning, school district’s administrators, and principals in planning,
implementing, facilitating, and evaluating teachers and administrators’ educational partnership programs.
 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION (Adjunct), Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC,
January 1999-June2007. Instructed educational and instructional methods courses: Reading in the Content Areas,
School Curriculum Development, Educational Psychology, Multicultural/Diversity Education, Foundations of
Education, Test and Measurement, Instructional Methods, and Classroom Management.
 CAREER DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Charlotte, NC,
January 1997-July 1998. Managed the career development program for middle and high schools while
collaborating with school administrators, local, and regional employers in managing the Career Development,
School-to Work, and the Job Readiness programs. Served as CMS liaison to the business community, community
agencies, universities/colleges, and community colleges to sponsor and provide career development opportunities
for CMS educators and students.
 CORPORATE TRAINER AND INSTRUCTOR, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA,
January 1993-September 1996. Instructed Human Resources Management, and Business Administration courses.
Designed and presented customized organizational, personal, leadership, interpersonal, and human relations
training sessions for the Corporate Education Division.
 ALUMNI COUNCIL ASSISTANT (Graduate Fellowship), Lehigh University, College of Education,
Bethlehem, PA. August 1993-June 1996. Managed, supervised, coordinated the programs and activities of the
College of Education Alumni Council. Edited and designed the College of Education bi-annual newsletter.
 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, City of Chesapeake, Chesapeake, VA,
October 1987-August 1992. Management/Supervision- Managed and supervised the City’s Employment, Training,
Employee Relations, Internship, and Employee Incentive Programs for 3,000 plus employees. Managed and
evaluated the City’s Performance Evaluation, Grievance, Employee Assistance Program, and Disciplinary
policies/processes. Supervised and evaluated the training, clerical, payroll, college interns, and summer youth
personnel. Supervised the Department of Personnel in the Director’s absence.
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Training Facilitator/Instructor- Developed, designed, facilitated, and presented training sessions for managers and
all levels of employees including uniformed public safety employees covering a variety of subjects and supervisory
training. Initiated, developed, and presented the monthly New Employee Orientation programs. Designed and
facilitated City Manager’s annual Executive Staff Retreat. Instructed basic high school equivalency, employability,
and life skill courses.
Program Development and Evaluation- Managed, initiated, supervised, and designed the City’s in-house training,
employee orientation, employee literacy, and the paid internship programs. Served as the City’s liaison for the
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce School Partnership Program. Designed and edited the employee and
supervisor’s handbooks; managed and evaluated all the activities for the City’s Annual Employee Recognition
Program for compliance and applicability to the City’s mission and goals.
Recruitment and Selection- Recruited, screened, interviewed, and selected incumbents for city and intern positions.
Developed position descriptions and performance standards. Managed the employee career development program.
 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATOR, City of Chesapeake, Chesapeake, VA, September
1985-October 1987. Conducted job audits and made recommendations for reclassification and salary change of
City positions; conducted salary and job studies of employers throughout the region and state to maintain
appropriate level of tasks and pay competitiveness for City positions.
 ADJUNCT FACULTY, Chesapeake Public Schools Adult Continuing Education Program, Chesapeake,
VA, September 1985-December 1991. Instructed English, Reading, and Business Education courses.
 EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR, City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA, February 1979-June 1985.
Management- Managed the City’s employment services and employee relations programs for 1,000 plus
employees. Recruited, screened, conducted job interviews, and hired for city positions; initiated and managed the
City’s employee service recognition programs.
Fire and Police Promotional Process- Administered and scored fire and police promotional examinations. Served
as a member of the promotional oral board examinations for both. Co-designed the fire department’s written
promotional examination for uniformed rank employees.
 FACULTY, Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, VA, May 1977-January 1979. Designed and
instructed an approved college credit Office Technology curriculum for CETA students. Instructed Employability,
Business Education and Administration courses.
 FACULTY, Norfolk College, Norfolk, VA, February 1976-May 1977. Instructed Business Education and
Administration courses.
 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COORDINATOR, North Carolina Department of
Transportation, Raleigh, NC, January 1975-February 1976. Coordinated and developed the EEO programs.
Analyzed EEO data for reporting and compliance. Advised department heads of non-compliance.
 EDUCATION COORDINATOR, Roanoke Chowan Community College, Ahoskie, NC, May 1972-May
1975. Designed an approved certificate Office/Secretarial Technology curriculum for Migrant and Seasonal
Farmworkers students. Instructed Business Education, Administration, Employability, and Retail Sales courses.
Served as advisory committee member to evaluate and recommend programs necessary for the students’ success.
EDUCATION
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Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction and Elementary Education, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Master of Arts, Urban Studies/Education/Administration, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
Bachelor of Science, Business Education, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
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CERTIFICATES
 Virginia Women Administrators in Higher Education, Senior Leadership Seminars, Class of 2011
 HIGHER Ground—Women’s Leadership Development Program Alumni, Class of 2009
 Workforce Development Administrator
 Human Resources and Development Specialist
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Certified trainer of the national Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT)
Certified trainer/facilitator/interpreter for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Certified trainer, American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
Possesses a Virginia and North Carolina teaching licenses as a Curriculum and Instruction Specialist,
Workforce Development Director, Business Education, Career Development, and Elementary Education
Certified image and color consultant; possesses competent computer skills
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Quality Management Leader
Trainer, American Society for Training and Development
HONORS AND AWARDS
 National Holmes Scholar
 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Honored Employee
 Lehigh University College of Education Fellow
 City of Chesapeake Star Performer
 City of Lynchburg Top Employee Award
 Received undergraduate and masters degree with honors
GRANT PROCUREMENTS
 July 2009, recipient of the Peachtree House and Community Foundations grants for Leading Teachers— $7,500
 Internship Program for Future Educators with Hampton Roads-Tidewater Chambers of Commerce—$50,000
 Teachers and Businesses Externship Program—BellSouth Foundation-Transforming Teaching and Learning:
Educators in the Workplace—$85,000
 Making Connections sponsored by the CIBA and the CMS School-to Career Board—$68,000
STATE PROGRAM PROCUREMENTS
 Developed and implemented a Direct Licensure Program for Lateral Entry Teachers (partnership with
University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Livingstone College, and Johnson C. Smith University)
 Developed and implemented the City of Chesapeake’s in-house Adult Literacy Program called (Educational
Program for Employees of Chesapeake-EPEC). This program prepared employees to successfully pass the
High School Equivalency Examination and improve their skills for career advancement.
PUBLICATIONS
 The Relationship Between African American Elementary Students’ Self-Concept, Perception of Schooling and
Academic Performance (Doctoral Dissertation
 The Attitude of Local Businesses toward Hiring Proprietary Business Schools Graduates (Master’s Thesis)
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
 Ballard, C.H. & Talaiver, M. (2010). Virtual Learning for Orientation and Communication. The Renaissance
Group 2010 Fall Conference, Arlington, VA. Refereed—National
 Jones, D. L., Tarpley, P., White, W., Ballard, C. (2009). Clinical Experiences for Teaching, Learning, and
Assessment in a Changing Environment. The Commission on Colleges 2009 Annual Meeting Program,
Atlanta, GA.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACILITATIONS and PRESENTATIONS FOR POST
SECONDARY, K-12, CORPORATE, and COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
 Understanding Who I AM (using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
 Leading Effectively
 Using Best Teaching Practices to Yield Higher Performance
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Building Effective Relationships in Educational Settings
How To Differentiate Instruction
Developing Effective Lesson Plans
Differentiating Instruction Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Effective Classroom Management
How Do Students Learn?
Instructional Strategies for Block Scheduling
Aligning and Integrating Across Curricula
Integrating Literacy Skills Across Curricula
Setting High Expectations for All Students
Surviving As a New Teacher
Choosing the Teaching Profession as a Career
Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator for Learning and Instructing
Myers Briggs Type Indicator for Personal Development/Awareness
Valuing Differences
Conducting Effective Meetings
Conducting Business without Boundaries
Dealing With Difficult People
What is Empowerment?
The Dynamics of A Team
Do’s and Don’ts of Job Seeking
Effective Communication
Effective Leadership Skills
Effective Presentation Skills
Effective Supervisory Practices
Feeling Good About Me
Gaining Confidence in the Workplace
Positive Image and Dress in Job Seeking
Rightsizing Strategies
Self Improvement/Awareness (MBTI)
Successful Action Plans
Team Building
Who Am I?
REVIEWER—PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS
 American Educational Research Association, 2010
 Content Connections, 2009
 WADSWORTH, CENGAGE Learning, 2008
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS AND SERVICES APPOINTMENTS
 Advisory Board member of Call Me MISTERS Program
 Advisory Board member of the College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Advisory Board
 Advisory Board member of the College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Advisory Council
 Member of Search Committees and numerous University’s program and policy committees
 Appointed member of the North Carolina Career Development and Career Education Assessment Board
 Past appointments: Charlotte’s Workforce Development Board; Charlotte Mayor’s Youth Program; Lehigh
College of Education Advisory and Search Committees; Chairperson for the corporate and business
division alliance of Northampton Community College; student advisor of student organizations at
Northampton Community College
Curriculum Vitae—Connie H. Ballard, Ed.D.
CIVIC SERVICES
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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Carolina
Member of Walter Ridley Education Advisory Committee
Life Member of Livingstone College Alumni Association
Life Advisory Member of The Baxter D. Holman Athletic Learning Council
Life Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 Center for Application and Psychological Type (CAPT)
 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Training Group
 American Association of College Teacher Educators
 The Renaissance Group
 Virginia Assessment Group
 Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and Virginia Association of Teacher Educators
 International Personnel Management Association (IPMA)
 Council of Public Minority Administrators (COMPA)
LANGUAGES
French, reading literate
Revised 11-10-2010
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