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 – 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…)
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.
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…)