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Meet Ms. Strickland!

Meet Vernestine S. Strickland, M.Ed.

Vernestine S. Strickland, is a teacher by academic training and experience.  Teaching is not only her professional responsibility, it is her gift, it is her Ministry!  Using academic preparation, professional experience, community-relations and varied partnership skills, Ms. Strickland works diligently to create highly effective learning opportunities for her students.  In addition to being a teacher, she is a life long learner who learns from her students as she guides the along the journey to "EXCELLENCE!"

Ms. Strickland is a very creative, competitive and professional educator. She models excellence thorughout the day in and beyond the classroom.  She looks for multiple opportunities for extended learning for her students in an effort to prepare them for a competitive future.  In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is the Advisor for the National Junior Honor Society and Student Government Association.

 She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, State of Maryland Reading Association Council as well as various other organizations.  She has received a number of awards and honors such as Prince George's County Public Schools Unsung Hero Award and was selected to the 2005 Who's Who Among America's Teachers.  She serves as a volunteer for the Science and Engineering Alliance, Incorporated and is a mentor for several high school students as well as a Pre-Med Undergraduate at Howard University.  She is also the Assistant Director for a Summer Academic Enrichment Program.

She earned her Undergraduate degree in Education from Jackson State University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. 

Ms Strickland's philosophy toward her commitment to excellence in education is to "invest and expect the best and accept no compromise".  She believes that her students do have a choice when it comes to taking the high road on their journey to success.