Kimberley Fatata-Hall, EdD

Distinguished Faculty, School of Education

Kimberley Fatata-Hall Photo

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Special Education
  • Leadrship

Education:

  • Associate in Applied Science, with Honors
    • Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY, 1976 
  • Bachelors in Special Education and Elementary Education
    • State University of New York, Geneseo NY, with Honors, 1978 
  • Masters in Elementary Education
    • Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, SC, 1994 
  • Doctorate in Child Youth and Family Studies (Special Education and Technology)
    • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 1999
  • Educational Specialist Educational Leadership
    • Nova Southeastern University June 2004

Dissertation:

  • ​Acquisition and Application of Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies with Eighth Grade Learning Disabled Students Failing Social Studies.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Medical cannabis
  • Type 2 diabetes

Certifications and /or Licenses:

Professional Certificate South Carolina 2024

  •  Secondary Principal
  • Secondary Supervisor
  • Sp. Ed. - Learning Disabilities HQ
  • Sp. Ed. – TMD HQ
  • Elementary HQ

Select Publications:

  •  Geibert, R., Hunter-Harvey, S. (2003) Web-Wise learning: Wisdom from the field
  • Xlibris Corporation ~contributing author

Select Professional Experience:

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

  • CCSD Elementary Learning Community-2011-present
    • Resource/Inclusion teacher at 3 elementary schools. Responsibilities include data driven objective development, compliance paperwork and small group instruction.

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

  • North Charleston High School 2009-2011
    • Currently special education administrator for a large urban high school in Charleston South Carolina. Responsibilities include compliance issues with federal funding, data analysis, high school graduation rates for special education seniors and administrative team leader.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

  • Burke High School 2006 -2009
    • Co teacher specialist with inclusive programs at the high school level. Responsibilities included scheduling, senior project development and program development. Specialties include research based best practices.
  • St. James High School 2003-2006
    • Responsibilities include management of 30 special needs students, inclusive teaching practices and individual tutoring for the South Carolina Exit Exam. I am also the President of the School Improvement Council, Booster Club member and have done several training seminars on best practices for inclusive instruction in high school math classes.

APPLIED RESEARCH DISSERTATION ADVISOR 

  • Northcenteral University - present 
    • Responsibilities include the guidance and support needed for adult students to complete their doctoral dissertation in special education.

COORDINATOR OF THE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM

  • Northcentral University – 2004- 
    • Exceptional Student Education Coordinator and Lead Instructor ON LINE Responsibilities include online web based course development, instruction for masters' level students through the Internet class, recruitment and supervision of other instructors, course creation, technology liaison and assessment
    • Courses Developed and Taught
      • Introduction to Special Education
      • Assessment of Exceptional Students
      • Behavior Management of Exceptional Students
      • Language Development and Disabilities
      • Characteristics of Learning Disabled Students
      • Teaching Methods for the Mentally Disabled
      • Special education Law
      • Teaching Strategies for Learning Disabled and Behavior Disorders
      • Transition for Exceptional Students
      • Gifted and Talented Characteristics
      • Gifted and Talented Curriculum

ADJUNCT

  • Coastal Carolina University-2000-2006
    • Working with Dr Dennis Wiseman, we jointly set up distance learning courses to ensure teacher certification via distance learning in critical needs areas, Responsibilities include development and current revision of online syllabi, instructional design and instruction for teachers in outlying counties in South Carolina

APPLIED RESEARCH DISSERTATION ADVISOR 

  • Nova Southeastern  University – 1999-2005 
    • Responsibilities included the guidance and support needed for adult students to complete their doctoral dissertation in special education.

TRANSITION TEACHER 

  • Middle School Carolina Forest Education Center, Horry County Schools, Myrtle Beach SC 1996-present 
    • Through the wonderful practicum program at Nova Southeastern University, I was able to use my research to develop a new program to assist at-risk middle school students. This class focused on study skills, test taking strategies and developing community service learning projects. The program uses the Precision Teaching Program, SRA Direct Instruction, life skills, and community service. The program has been replicated throughout the county middle schools and is presently the most successful at-risk/ drop-out prevention program in the district. 

INCLUSION TEACHER 

  • St. James Middle School, Surfside Beach SC 1990-1996 Horry County Schools
    • I developed an inclusion program for the high school and middle school special education students.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER 

  • Resource and self contained teacher for learning disabilities and emotionally handicapped students. Georgetown County Schools 1978-1990