Mrs. Amy Strickland
Amy Strickland started her career in public health education working for the State health department in emergency preparedness for pandemic flu and bioterrorism. She started her teaching career in Portsmouth 6 years ago as a science teacher. She was the cheerleading coach and led her team to the Eastern District and Conference 17 titles. She has also developed online science curriculum for WHRO. She won the 2014 teacher of the year at I.C. Norcom High School, the 2014 High School Teacher of the Year for Portsmouth Public Schools, and the overall 2014 City-Wide Teacher of the Year for the City of Portsmouth. She has a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University, a Master of Public Health from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and an Ed.S. degree from Virginia Tech. She has an extreme passion for urban education and believes in promoting 21st century and critical thinking skills in all classrooms to prepare our students to become productive citizens within a global society. She looks forward to making a difference at, and serving the students of Booker T Washington.
Mr. Dave Jacobs – Assistant Principal
Mr. Jacobs comes to Booker T. Washington High School with over 25 years of service with Norfolk Public Schools.He has been a teacher, teacher specialist, coach, athletic specialist, dean of students, and assistant principal. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and has also earned degrees from S.U.N.Y. at Cortland and the College of William and Mary. Mr. Jacobs greatest feeling of accomplishment comes from seeing his students become productive citizens after leaving high school. (more…)
Mrs. Stephanie Hazell, Asst. Principal
Mrs. Stephanie Hazell began her career with Norfolk Public Schools in 1998. During that time, she has been a teacher, dean of students, climate coach, and graduation coach. She has received a Bachelor of Science (Business and Information Technology) from Pace University and a Master of Education (Educational Leadership/Administration and Supervision K-12) from Regent University. Mrs. Hazell is the author of Parent Academy, an article on parental involvement published in the Johns Hopkins “Promising Partnership Practices “ journal. Her goal as assistant principal is for each student to achieve his/her academic goals, develop a love for learning, respect for self and others, and an enthusiasm for life that will help to ensure his/her success and happiness. Mrs. Hazell is married and has three daughters. You can reach her at email@example.com.
School Safety and Discipline
On Time Graduation Intervention
Mrs. Wade-Jenkins, Assistant Principal
Latesha Wade-Jenkins began her career with Norfolk Public Schools in December of 2000. Since that time, she has had the privilege of serving as a classroom teacher, department chair, instructional specialist, and assistant principal. She is a graduate of Norfolk State and has earned degrees from The George Washington University and Liberty. Mrs. Wade-Jenkins is passionate about teaching and learning and believes that all students can be empowered through education. She currently resides in the Hampton Roads area with her husband and two daughters. (more…)