DR. DELORES R. GREENE
2011 Community Service Award Recipient
Dr. Delores R. Greene is presently Associate Dean for Professional Education Programs in the School of Liberal Arts and Education at Virginia State University. Dr. Greene is a graduate of Virginia State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She was awarded the Doctor of Education in Curriculum Instruction from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Her work experience includes teaching on the elementary, high school and college level throughout Virginia. She began her teaching career in 1957 in Prince Edward County. She has taught in the elementary schools in Portsmouth, Petersburg, and Richmond. She has also taught in the high schools of Petersburg, Charlottesville and Henrico. In 1962-1965, she served as Coordinator of Elementary School Language Arts in Westmoreland, Virginia. In 1967-1968, she was the instructor of the Reading Center and in 1993-2004 she served in the School of Education at Virginia Union University. She has also served as the Director of Title IV Communications Center in Fluvanna County and Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education in Richmond Public Schools.
Dr. Greene has many and varied experiences as a consultant, speaker and workshop facilitator. She has served on the Teachers of Tomorrow Steering Committee, Virginia Department of Education and Teacher Education Advisory Board at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. She has been a participant in the NISSAN/ETS Summer Institute for Selected Deans of School Education; Board of Examiners Training, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Professional Clinics for Strengthening Teacher Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Leadership Skills for Women Managers and Supervisors, Fred Pryon Institute; the Danforth School Administrators Fellowship Program; Institute for Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents sponsored by The National Alliance of Black School Educators; Institute on Programs for Children at Risk, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; and the Superintendent’s Roundtable Leadership Development Program, Richmond Public Schools.
Dr. Greene is very active in her community. She is a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she is a soloist in her choir and is a member of the Scholarship Committee. Other community activities include a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and Mentor Program of Richmond Public Schools, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is also a board member of St. Peter Baptist Church Child Development Center, Richmond Children’s Museum, Friend’s Association for Children and Garfield Children’s Memorial Fund.
Dr. Greene’s numerous awards and honors for service and leadership reflect appreciation from a diversity of support. These include Commitment to Education, Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education; YWCA Woman of the Year in Education; Community Service Award, Richmond Times Dispatch; Outstanding Leadership Service Award, Richmond Chapter Continental Societies, Inc; Community Service Award, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Meritorious Service Award, United Negro College Fund; and NISSAN/ETS Fellow Award and Kappa Delta PI International Honor Award.