Mrs. Jessie stands on a proven track record of harnessing the unrecognized gifts of teachers and students across the full spectrum of learning—from those with physically-challenging conditions to those in the gifted category. Her trademark is building leadership capacity of teachers. She contributed many concrete initiatives and talented administrative leaders to PWCS, including the Virginia Tech Kindergarten-to-College partnership, and elementary student-operated bank projects.
The foundational cornerstone of her school board candidacy is unmatched, based on extensive experience in school budgeting, grant development, personnel, physical plant, communication and organizational management. She has fostered optimal learning environments by maintaining student safety as a prerequisite.
“As a school board member, I collaborate with parents to make sure children are able
to enter top-tier universities, and to find a range of tracks for life and career success .”
Prince William County has one of the fastest growing, most diverse populations in the U.S., and is the second largest school division in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Lack
of planning for schools necessary to serve such growth affects classroom learning--and
the County’ reputation.
Lillie has extensive experience in developing and phasing school and school district budgets, ensuring existing facilities are adequately maintained, and in preparing for the challenges of quick growth and diverse student populations.
“As a school board member, I collaborate with parents to make sure children are able to enter top-tier universities, and to find a range of tracks for life and career success .”
A “World Class” education means preparing our students to compete in our 21st Century global economy workforce. Central to a world-class education is a rigorous curriculum that develops higher-order thinking skills to be successful in life.
Lillie’s demonstrated success in education is based on review, monitoring, and implementing a rigorous and viable curriculum that results in high achievement across the spectrum of students’ strengths.
“Curriculum oversight is one of the major charges of our School Board. As a Prince William County School Board member, I will continue to promote this results-oriented gold standard of learning for all our students.”
We must support ALL students in working towards college, career and job opportunities. Creating tracks in school for life success has always been a personal goal. We must engage students in a range of practical business experiences--such as operating a “bank” as early as elementary school--reducing the “skill gap” of graduating students.
“I was the first to establish a School-university partnerships--the award-winning Kindergarten to College created with Virginia Tech.“
Lillie is the originator of PWC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Martin Luther King Youth Oratorical Contest, which has served as a model of youth talent and received national recognition.