Doris Hammer Hulvey entered James Madison College in the fall of 1956 and graduated in August 1959 with a Bachelor of Education Degree. .  Her concentration was elementary education and social sciences.  She began her career in Fairfax County as an elementary teacher and then moved to Waynesboro where she taught primary and elementary school.  She continued her education and received a Master of Education in Supervision from the University of Virginia in 1966.  In 1974 she received a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Virginia and the areas of emphasis were curriculum and instruction, early childhood education and research.  In 1977 she was selected and participated in an AASA Ford Foundation Project to  “Help Women Advance Professionally.”  She was one of 75 applicants selected from a pool of 600 from across the United States.  She continued her education in school administration and in 1980 she was approved and added to the Eligible List of Division Superintendents, Commonwealth of Virginia.  As an educator she is passionate about the role of quality education for all children as a means of improving communities and our world.

In 1965 she was promoted to the position of Elementary Supervisor for Waynesboro Public Schools.  In this position she planned and coordinated establishment of city-wide kindergartens.  In 1968 she assisted and coordinated a program that culminated in system-wide accreditation for elementary through secondary schools with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Waynesboro was the first school division in Virginia to achieve this goal.  She served as chairman of visiting committees in major school divisions such as Fairfax, Richmond and Prince William.  She also taught courses in early childhood for the University of Virginia School of Continuing Studies.   

Additional positions in the Waynesboro School System included Director of Research and Planning where she received a certificate of recognition for Distinguished Research in Education from the Virginia Educational Research Association in 1983.  She also   wrote and implemented a preschool program for four-year old disadvantaged children.  That program is still used in the Waynesboro school system.  She also wrote a training program for classroom teachers based on the classroom planning and management objectives stated in Standards of Quality.  This program was approved for state-wide dissemination in 1979. 

Doris was Director of Instruction from 1982-1984.  She assumed the position of Assistant Superintendent in 1985.  She retired from the Waynesboro School System in 1993.  Some professional experiences include:  Chairman of State Professional Council, paper “Staff Development for Standards of Quality Competencies” delivered to National Council of States on In-Service Education,” Role of the Supervisor   at state supervisor’s meeting, “Principal’s Role in Implementing Standards of Quality” , Committee on School Annexation and others.  Professional affiliations included:  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association of School Administrators, Virginia Educational Research Association, Virginia Association of School Administrators and others.

Doris retired in 1993 and spent time traveling both in the U. S. and internationally visiting Most European countries, Eastern Europe and a month in Turkey.  She studied art at the Beverley Street Studio for twelve years and continues to enjoy painting.  Volunteering is an important way to give back to her community.  She currently serves as Chair of Church Council, Immediate Past President of Waynesboro Rotary Club where she wrote a grant to provide hospital equipment to CURE Hospital in Malawi, Africa at over $400,000, Past President of Waynesboro Woman’s Club, Member of Board of Directors of Waynesboro Country Club, past President of Boys and Girls Club and continuing supporter, Friend of the Library, Shenandoah Valley Art Center and others.

Doris and her husband Glenn were married in 1960 and they have two sons .She enjoys traveling, golf, reading,  entertaining, bridge, swimming and time at the beach, and football and tailgating in the fall.

While at James Madison she participated in the Phi Mu Sorority and the Cotillion Club.  She continues to support Ph Mu.  Doris is a member of the President’s Council at JMU and has a chair in the Forbes Center named for her husband.  She currently serves on the COE EAC Advisory Committee.

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