Title: Retired Educator
Company: Woodrow Wilson High School
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Delores Dudley, retired at Woodrow Wilson High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of secondary education.
Ms. Dudley truly saw her profession as a calling. With a strong desire to help others and the community in the pursuit of knowledge, she graduated from Norfolk State University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1971. While completing postgraduate coursework at the University of Virginia Charlottesville between 1981 and 1984, she began her career as an English teacher with Cradock High School in Portsmouth, in 1982. After earning a Master of Arts in communications from Norfolk State University, Ms. Dudley joined Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth as an English and public speaking teacher in 1992. Furthermore, she progressed to an English teacher with the aforementioned institution from 1994 until her retirement in 2015.
In addition to her primary endeavors, Ms. Dudley contributed as a columnist for several publications including the Portsmouth Daily Times Newspaper, the Citizens Press, and the Virginian-Pilot newspaper. A renowned poet and author, her written works include “Tribute,” “Memories of a Mother,” “Keisha’s Killing,” and “How to Face the New Year,” among others. Ms. Dudley maintains an active presence in her community and has been heavily involved with the Third Baptist Church since 1995. Ms. Dudley also volunteered with the Salvation Army, Feed the Hungry Campaign, and Operation Santa. For her accomplishments in the field, she has been honored as a Black Educator by National Delicados, Inc., in 2007, named Teacher of the Year by Woodrow Wilson High School in 2006, and received an award from the NAACP. To remain abreast of developments in the field, she is a member of the National Education Association, National Association for the Teaching of English, the American Association of University, and the Portsmouth Education Association, among others.
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