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Angela Moore, English Department Head

Email: aandrews@rvaschools.net

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English, Virginia State University

Angela Moore, is a dedicated mother, wife and teacher. She was born in Richmond, Virginia. Angela is a proud former student of Richmond Public Schools. She is a graduate of Virginia State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Angela has been in education for twenty three years. She currently serves as the English instructional leader for the English Department at George Wythe High School in Richmond, Virginia. Angela has facilitated workshops on the local level for Richmond Public Schools, the state level of Virginia Association for Teachers of English and has chaired workshops on the National level, National Conference of Teachers of English. In addition, she has held many positions at George Wythe High School and is currently the academic advisor for the athletes and coaches the Forensics team. She is an active member of the Virginia Association of Teachers of English. She has served as VATE’s Vice President, President and Past President.

Currently, she is the High School Member-at-Large Chair for VATE. She has provided supportive and positive professional learning experience in which members are empowered to develop effective communication skills through use of technology, increase membership across the state of Virginia and assist with developing professional leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

 Forensics Coach Duties:

The general purpose of the League’s Forensics program is to stimulate interest and participation in the activity among Virginia high school students. This purpose is best served when a large number of schools and students engage in the programs. Through Forensics activities at the school level, young people are provided a means of furthering their cultural and educational development.

As the Forensics Coach, I hold auditions the last week of September – Mid Week October. The students practice after school 3 to 4 days a week. The team is for any student with a 2.0 GPA in grades 9-12.

 Coaches in the Classroom / Athlife Duties:

The AthLife Foundation’s platform works to ensure that deserving kids from our nation’s most promising communities can achieve in their future careers beyond sport.

Through grant funding, training and industry leading resources, we help schools create a critical professional mentoring position, called an Academic Athletic Coach. That mentor works year round to create high impact programming, taps into a student’s passion for their sport and athletics, drives academic achievement, and prepares kids for post high school success.

As an academic coach we provide resources for our athletes to receive 120 community service hours. We serve all athletes at George Wythe. However, for the Athlife grant money sponsored by the Redskins Charitable Foundation, requires us to only provide data for two teams the football team and a female team. (Girls Volley Ball Team).

We provide several learning projects for the athletes throughout the year, parental involvement activities for the athlete’s parents, and tutoring for the athletes three days out of the week.

 Cogia (AdvancEd) Chair

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that educational institutions are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help these institutions continuously improve.

As the chair, I organize the committee of seven people from the staff to assist in preparing for our review. The review is every five years. I arrange the housing, meals and payments.  I also serve on review teams for AdvancEd.

 Awards Committee Chair

The Awards Committee Chair is the lead person overseeing the Awards Committee. The Awards Chair comes under the direction of the Administrative Team and shall in general, oversee the charges and duties of the Awards Committee. The Awards Chair presides over the meetings of the committee members and prepares for all award programs.

As, the awards chair I meet with the school counselors and the committee members and we decide how we will recognized students in all content areas, honor roll, scholar roll and special awards. I also research sponsors for student recognition and order trophies and certificates.

 

Y-Street Sponsor

Y Street is the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s award-winning volunteer initiative for high school students. Since 2004, more than 8,000 Virginia teens have been trained to promote healthy, tobacco-free lifestyles.

As the Y-Street sponsor, I advise the Y-Street Club members on their events and activities for the following mandatory events: 24/7 Tobacco Free, The Great Start Breakfast Campaign, The Breakfast Challenge, Healthy Youth Day and REV YOUR BEV DAY. The students have to create and design ideas for how they introduce the information to the student body.

 

YOVASO Sponsor

YOVASO is Virginia’s peer-to-peer education and prevention program for teen driver safety. Our mission is to establish and support teen-led advocacy programs in high and middle schools throughout the Commonwealth that address unsafe driving behaviors and focus on the prevention of crashes, injuries and fatalities among young drivers under the age of 21. Through YOVASO, students work together in either a YOVASO or other school-based service-learning club to advocate for safer driving among their peers and to develop strategies that target the specific problems for young drivers in their schools and communities. 

As the sponsor, I assist the student members of YOVASO to facilitate workshops on how to inform students and members of the community about the importance of driving safe and wearing their seat belts.  The four areas of focus are: drink and driving, speeding, underage drinking and driving distractions.  

 Student Community Service Liaison

Provides educational activities for students to give back to the community. Students perform activities suggested by the community liaison. The service hours are not just confined to just these activities within the school community, but within their own community.

As the community service liaison, I arrange a community service activities for our students to participate in to assist them with completing their 120 hour graduation requirement hours. I keep their hours on file until the year after they graduate. I give an annual report to the principal and the school counselors. The school counselors review the list and if students passed Econ and Personal Finance with B average they will receive a third seal on their diploma.