Vermelle Greene, Ph.D., has been an educator for more than 44 years (teaching at the elementary through college levels). Her experience extends to the corporate world where she was a Customer Education Representative with the Xerox Corporation. She holds degrees from Dickinson College (B.S. in Biology), George Washington University (M.A. in Education), and International Seminary (Ph.D. in Christian Education).
Dr. Greene currently is an educational consultant, new teacher mentor, and conference speaker. She has conducted professional development and training workshops as well as online classes for thousands of teachers and administrators from coast to coast. Her focus areas include closing the gender achievement gap, educating for character, and managing classrooms effectively.
During her tenure with Prince George's County Public Schools, she served as an administrator at Buck Lodge Middle School. She piloted the school's award-winning character education program which was featured in area newspapers and on-air media. The school was selected by Thomas Lickona (internationally recognized leader in the field of character education) to appear as a model school in his two videos,
Character Education - Restoring Respect and Responsibility and
Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education (1995-97). In 1998, Buck Lodge was chosen as one of only ten schools in the nation recognized as an Outstanding National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership and Business Week magazine.
After her retirement from Prince George's County Public Schools, Dr. Greene founded S.A.C.R.E.D. Life Academy for Boys in Capitol Heights. The school's innovative curriculum focused on building character and accommodating the academic, social, developmental, and physical needs of young boys in kindergarten through 8th grade. In recognition of her achievements as Principal, she was honored by the Greater Prince George's Business Roundtable (a non-profit, nonpartisan business alliance of Chief Executives) and presented with their
Outstanding CEO Award.
Dr. Greene and her husband Vernon live in Charles County. They have two married children and six amazingly beautiful grandchildren.