Biographical Information

Dr. Judy McCain Pounds



Dr. Judy McCain Pounds is the Coordinator of the Elementary Education Program at Shaw University.  She retired from the North Carolina public school system after 30 years of service.  During her service in the public school system, she was an elementary classroom teacher and a Curriculum Specialist.  Dr. Pounds received a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Early Childhood Education (K-4) from Saint Augustine’s College, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) from North Carolina Central University, and a Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is certified as a Curriculum and Instructional Specialist K-12, and has obtained National Board Certification. Dr. Pounds is an assistant professor and teaches undergraduate method courses and graduate courses at Shaw University.  Her research interests include effective preparation of teachers and their role in teaching “English as a second language” students, multicultural education in the classroom, and National Board Certification.