WJ Administrator Biographies




Ms. Vernitta B. Tucker is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. She attended South Carolina State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English with a concentration in middle and secondary English. She taught English in the Ninth Grade Academy at Lake Marion High School, was the grade 9 team leader, and Editor-in-Chief of The Gator Bite, the school’s newspaper. After moving to Maryland, Ms. Tucker earned a Master’s of Art degree in English, Language, and Literature at Morgan State University while teaching English 9-12 and Advanced Placement Literature and Composition at Gaithersburg High School. During her tenure, she conducted writing workshops as targeted intervention for students of AP Literature and promoted the efforts of the Creative Writer’s Club at GHS.

Ms. Tucker then became a Resource Teacher for English at Quince Orchard High School and managed a department of sixteen teachers. As department head, she helped fortify instructional foci and established a model for analytical writing instruction that resulted in school-wide reform. After receiving a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision at Hood College, she became an assistant principal at Walter Johnson High School, home of the mighty Wildcats. An unrelenting advocate for students, Ms. Tucker engages in a myriad of processes to strengthen the school’s goal of ensuring quality education, equity, and opportunity for all students.

Ms. Tucker can be reached by phone at (240)-740-6900 or by email.

Last updated August 2022