MMHMF Honoree

2007 Education Service Award 


Mrs. Warren, a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County, Virginia, is the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. James Rowlette. She was the second born of three children. Her elementary education was completed at Matoaca Laboratory School, Virginia State University, and she graduated from Peabody High School, Petersburg, Virginia. She continued her education at Virginia State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching History Teaching History. Further graduate studies were pursued at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, and she became certified as a School Social Worker. 

Most of her career involved teaching on the middle and high school levels in Chesterfield County, where she retired as a School Social Worker (serving as an advocate for students and parents). She also served as an instructor in the Upward Bound Program, Virginia State University, and was an adjunct professor at John Tyler Community College. 

Mrs. Warren is married to Mr. Howard Warren, Sr., and from this union are two children, Katherine Warren-Lewis and Howard Warren, Jr. They are blessed with four grandchildren. 

Mrs. Warren is a dedicated member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she serves as chaplain on the Diaconate Ministry; on the sanctuary choir, past superintendent and teacher of the church school; teacher of the teen group for Vacation Bible School, as well as chair and/or service on numerous church committees. She is also a member of the Diaconate Union of Chesterfield County and Vicinity, where she serves on the Scholarship Committee. 

Mrs. Warren has been quite busy since her retirement, serving as coordinator of The Achievers Plus Enrichment Program for middle school-aged students at the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptists. This is a tutorial program which reinforces English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Study and Social Skills. Also, during the summer of 2006, under Mrs. Warren’s leadership, a Junior Mentor’s Training Program was initiated, and four eighth grade students were trained to be tutors/mentors to fellow students in the program. 

Mrs. Warren was affiliated with other civic and community service organizations which included: Member of Chesterfield County Community Services Board for nine years; member of the Jesse J. Mayes Airborne Memorial Bridge Chapter, 555th Parachute Infantry Association, Inc., where she served as secretary for five years; and she provided telephone counseling and referral services through the Contact Tri-Cities Program. 

Mrs. Warren has received several honors and awards. On May 8, 1994, she was honored as Mother of the Year by her church; on May 24, 1996, she received the Community Services Award from the Civic and Progressive Action Association Matoaca Magisterial District (CAPAAMMD); and she received a Certificate of Meritorious Service as Charter Secretary/National Trooper of the Year, for services from January 2000-September 2005, from 555th Parachute Infantry Association. 

Mrs. Warren’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” 

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