Title: Retired Educator
Company: School District of Fairfield County
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Maryfrancis Belton-Caldwell, PhD, Retired Educator at the School District of Fairfield County, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and ministry.
From a young age, Ms. Belton-Caldwell knew she wanted to become a teacher. In her youth, she often assisted her cousins and friends in their learning, which eventually led her to become an instructor with her church. When the time came to pursue a formal education, she earned a Bachelor of Science in history and psychology from Morgan State University in 1973. With this foundation, Ms. Belton-Caldwell was hired as a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1981. In the years that followed, she worked in the North-South Carolina School District before relocating to the School District of Fairfield County in 1984. Later, in 2007, she earned a Master’s degree in teaching from Southern Wesleyan University.
A certified educational specialist, Ms. Belton-Caldwell excelled in her role as a teacher until 2014. Outside of her educational endeavors, she has kept up an active civic lifestyle throughout her years as a professional. In recent years, she has worked with Trinity Episcopal Church’s Daughters of the Holy Cross, Harvest Hope and Leadership Columbia. Likewise, she has been a board member of the District Office and for her local church. Ms. Belton-Caldwell has also maintained affiliation with the National Teacher’s Association and Sigma Gamma Rho from the start of her career.
In her illustrious career, Ms. Belton-Caldwell has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades on multiple occasions. In 2003 and 2012, she was named Teacher of the Year in Fairfield County. Looking back on her success, she credits her openness to learn from other people as a key factor in her career growth. However, she additionally attributes success to her relationship with God, as she believes He has always led her in the right direction. Today, Ms. Belton-Caldwell is retired, though she is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in ministry at South University in Savannah, Georgia. She is expected to complete her studies in 2020. Once she graduates, she plans to enter the ministry at her local church.
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