Meet the Director


Mrs. Hattie L. Pinckney, Director of Center for Teaching & Learning

Here’s a little background about me:

Shortly after receiving my bachelor’s degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., I started teaching social studies at a local high school right outside of my hometown of Lake City, South Carolina.  After a year, I relocated to New Jersey.  While in New Jersey, I attended William Paterson University and enrolled in the Bilingual Education graduate program. Upon completing the program, I started teaching English as a Second Language, and I continued teaching ESL to Hispanic and Arabic students for approximately seven years in the state of New Jersey.  In 1991, I returned to South Carolina to care for my ailing mother.  I began working as an adjunct instructor at Florence-Darlington Technical College in 1991; I worked as an adjunct for one year; in 1992, I was hired as a full-time instructor.  Since becoming hired at FDTC, I completed a Master’s program in Remediation at Francis Marion University; in addition, I attended classes at the University of South Carolina to study Speech Communication.

During my time here at FDTC, I have been awarded Faculty Member of the Year (2010), NISOD Excellence Award (1996, 1999), and AAWCC Professional Grant Recipient (1996).  My professional memberships include National Communication Association and National Association for Developmental Education.

Vision for CTL:

The vision of CTL is to provide support for faculty with workshops and other resources designed to enhance teaching excellence.  CTL will also work to provide motivation and inspiration that will enable faculty members to inspire students through their growth.  On a continuous basis, CTL will foster a collaboration among faculty and staff from various departments as we “Strive for Excellence.”


Contact Information

Florence-Darlington Technical College (Main Campus), 5000 Building, Office – 5322

Phone: 843-661-8066


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin