Mrs. Adrian J. Day, Principal

Mrs. Adrian Day, Principal

Mrs. Adrian Day, Principal



Mrs. Adrian J. Day is entering into her 21st year of service with Norfolk Public Schools.  She has been a teacher-assistant, teacher, department chair, and assistant principal.  She has received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Norfolk State University in Interdisciplinary Studies (Special Education PK-12/SLD & EMD and a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development (Supervision and Administration K-12) from George Washington University. Mrs. Day is looking forward to advancing the mission of Norfolk Public Schools and will increase student achievement at Booker T. Washington High School.  Her goal as a principal is for her students to become college, career and citizenship ready.  (more…)

Amy Strickland-Asst. Principal

Amy Strickland

Amy Strickland, Asst. Principal

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 resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and two daughters. Her oldest daughter is a junior at Old Dominion majoring in criminal justice and her youngest is a junior in the Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School. She looks forward to making a difference at, and serving the students of Booker T Washington. 

Mr. Dave Jacobs – Asst. Principal


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…)

Mr. Patrick McMillan, Asst. Principal

Patrick McMillan

Patrick McMillan, Assistant Principal



Mr. Patrick McMillan has been employed with Norfolk Public Schools for 12 years. During his tenure, he has served in the capacities of teacher, coach, department chair, and, currently, assistant principal. Mr. McMillan has attended Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, and Cambridge College. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist who enjoys competitive powerlifting and sports performance development.


Focus Area(s):



School Safety and Discipline

Student Services

On Time Graduation Intervention




Mrs. Latesha Wade-Jenkins, Asst. Principal


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…)

Ms. Lillie Morris, Office Manager

Ms. Morris - Office Manager

Ms. Morris – Office Manager



Mrs. Lillie Morris has been an office manager for 32 years.  She has 6 years of service at Booker T. Washington High School, 3 years of service at DreamKeepers Academy, formerly Roberts Park Elementary School and 23 years of service at Larchmont Elementary School.

She is a Norfolk native and a graduate of Norview High School.  She attended Kee’s Business College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Office Secretary and Word Processor.  She received an Advanced III-Professional Standards Program Certificate, (PSP) sponsored by the National Association of Educational Office Processionals (NAEOP), a certification program. She is a married mother of two children.