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mission statement
Mission Statement

Charles Herbert Flowers Technology Department has a mission to provide students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to be productive members of society.  Students need technology to enhance their abilities to exist in a diverse and technologically complex world. It is our intent to provide students with the access to technology so they will be proficient in today’s information age. 


This mission provides both a vision and a standard

to guide departmental efforts. It is based upon the

following beliefs:

  • Students are capable of learning and must have the opportunity to learn.
  • The educational environment must be caring, safe, non-disruptive and non-biased.
  • All Our neighborhood and business communities must be active participants in the educational process.
  • Academic excellence must be developed through high standards and high expectations.
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Beliefs (cont.)
  • Students must meet a prescribed set of competencies to graduate.
  • Students need opportunities to experience success and to build self-esteem.
  • Success of students is measured in a variety of ways.

The technology goals for students are divided into six categories.

Standards within each category are to be introduced, reinforced, and

mastered by students. These categories provide a framework for linking

performance indicators within Technology to the standards.

Technology Foundation

  • Students master basic operations and concepts .
  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.
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Goals (cont.)

Social, ethical, and human issues

  • Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
  • Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
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Goals (cont.)

Technology productivity tools

  • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
  • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models and produce other creative works.

Technology communications tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, teachers, and other audiences.
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
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Goals (cont.)

Technology research tools

  • Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
  • Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
  • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.
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Goals (cont.)

Technology problem-solving and decision-making


  • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
  • Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world. The Science and Technology Program and Pre-engineering Course Sequence
special programs activities
Special Programs/Activities
  • Television Production
  • Produce a live, daily televised morning show which is broadcast throughout the school building
  • Tape sporting events and school activities for the school archive
  • Television production students participating in the Washington D.C. Chapter of The Women in Film and Television’s Image-maker program for high school students.
  • Student Intern Program – students currently interning at Channel 96 and Ventana Productions in Washington D.C.
  • Produce and edit sports teams/student athletes highlight tapes for college recruitment.
  • Lunch time tutoring
  • Teacher Ambassador for the Radio Television News Directors Foundation
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Special Programs/Activities

Television Production

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Special Programs/Activities
  • Engineering
  • Destination Imagination 2001-2002 winners in
  • regional championships
  • PLTW (Pre-engineering program)
  • Robotic competition
  • Tutoring w/ UMCP Gk-12
  • Engineering/Architectural Graphics
  • Winner of P.G. County Student House Design Contest
  • Winner of the 2003 ACTSO regional contest for
  • architectural house design
  • Several students were hired as architects, contractors,
  • engineers, and designers
teacher credentials and biographies
Teacher Credentials and Biographies

Tom Scercy\Technology Coordinator


  • BS Frostburg State University

Secondary Mathematics

MS Towson University

Instructional Technology

Certification: Advanced Professional Certificate

  • Philosophy:Educational Technology Team

We define educational technology as comprising all hardware, software and communication systems that enhance education. We believe in cultivating a learning environment that promotes gathering information and solving problems through the use of educational technology. We believe in fostering this philosophy among faculty, students, administration and community.

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Teacher Credentials and Biographies

Tara Jones


  • BA Hampton University

Mass Media Arts

  • MA University of Maryland at College Park

Radio, Television and Film

Certification: Advanced Professional Certificate

  • Courses Taught: Television Production 1, Television Production 2 , Tech Foundations B
  • Philosophy: I believe that all students are capable of learning.

Tara Jones, Radio Television, News, Directors Foundation Teacher Ambassador, is a veteran

teacher currently at Charles Herbert Flowers high school in Springdale, Maryland. Her

students learn how to create television-from concept to completion-with a focus on the

technical, creative and administrative. It is her goal to connect with organizations that will

give her students "real world" experience and support her efforts in the classroom.

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Teacher Credentials and Biographies

David Olufemi Odesina

Degree: B.Ed, Master’s Degree & MD Teaching Cert.,

(APC in Technology Education & Health Education)

Colleges Attended:  University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s Canada, Virginia Tech & Central Connecticut State University

Teaching Experience: 10years elsewhere and 5th year with Prince George's County Public Schools

Duty Post: Suitland High School (1999-2002) CHFHS (2002-Now)

Extra Curricular Activities: Soccer & Volleyball

Professional Association:  Active Professional Member, Maryland State Teachers Association.

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Teacher Credentials and Biographies

Donta Watson

Technology Education Instructor

Information Systems I&II, Engineering Foundations I&II


Hardware: A+, Network +, Routers, Bridges, PC configurations

Software: C, C++, VB, Java, Windows XP, NT, Novell, MS Office


Strayer University Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems

Howard University Bachelor of Science: Communications Law

Objective: Enhance the development of student knowledge and usage with application

Software for technical business applications.

Philosophy: It takes an entire community to raise a child.

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Teacher Credentials and Biographies

Frederick Lamont Fisher, II is the product of the

Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS)

system. He has enjoyed a successful career as an

engineer and entrepreneur. He has been in the

Information Technology (IT) and communications

industry for over twenty-seven years. He has experienced

tremendous success designing networks and systems,

managing multi-millions dollar IT projects of fortune 500

companies, founding and business developing non-profit

and for-profit organizations, and teaching and training IT theory and concepts.

Mr. Fisher attended TESST technology institute where he received an associate degree in electronic engineering. He also attended Potomac College where he received his bachelors degree in information systems/information technology (IS/IT). He most recently attended George Washington University where he received a masters in business administration (MBA) with a project management emphasis.

Mr. Fisher is very active in his church and community. Part of his desire to give back to the community of which he is a product of is pursuing his passion of becoming an educator. He is a provisional teacher teaching technology education at Charles H. Flower’s high school under the direction of principle Helena Noble-Jones. He is pursuing his teacher’s certification. He is also a professor at his Alma Mata Potomac College. Mr. Fisher’s love for the youth and concern for their success is the motivation to pursuing his passion as an educator.

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Teacher Credentials and Biographies

Educational Background:

-Bach. Degree in English, University of Maryland, College Park.

-Additional Education Credits from Catholic University, Trinity College, and P.G.C.C.

-PG County Conditional cert. in English & Technology (grades 7-12)(s)(ra).

-Accreditation in Tech Ed from the College of New Jersey.

-Accreditation in Line Production through Dov Simmons @ American University.

-Accreditation in Film Direction through Dov Simmons @ American University.

-Cert. in Air Conditioning from World Pac.

-Cert. in Bio-Energy from M. Wirkus.

I believe that education should be a marriage of "hands on" learning as well as conventional teaching practices. I am currently melding my skills as a reader/writer/producer, with those of the engineering field. This will hopefully translate into better reading, fabricating, and writing students. I am using my vast experience in electronics, robotics, and mechanics to join forces with writing, reading, and actual experimentation to try and bring a level of work that will be commensurate to a college educational experience.

I am planning on creating many more educational films, labs, and anything that will fit the constantly changing face of Engineering. Our students must learn the newest things in order to avoid moving out into the real world poorly equipped with antiquated knowledge.

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Teacher Credentials and Biographies

Wyman Lester


B. S. Degree Industrial Arts

Cheyney University

Graduate Credits Bowie University

Selected Accomplishments

Trained and motivated students to win the top three

places in the Occupational Skills Foundation county

house design competition for fifteen consecutive years.

They have received many awards and recognition for excellence in the field of architectural and mechanical drafting. Helped develop the initial school based management team and school improvement plan for Suitland High School as the Tech Ed department chairperson.

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Teacher Credentials and Biographies

Victoria Lee

Victoria Lee is a graduate of

University of Maryland College Park

(BS, 1995) in Civil Engineering.

She has taught Technology and Pre-Engineering for seven years in Prince

George’s County. She is a certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) instructor