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Call Me MISTER graduate earns Teacher of the Month at Meadowbrook H.S.

December 9, 2011

Terrell Fleming with some students

Terrell Fleming, a 2010 graduate of Longwood University and the Call Me MISTER program, was selected as Meadowbrook High School's Ninth Grade Academy Teacher of the Month for November. Fleming teaches social studies at Meadowbrook, located in Chesterfield, Va.

In 2007, Longwood University became Virginia's flagship institution for Call Me MISTER, a program that seeks to bring more African-American male teachers into Virginia's classrooms. The program originated in 1999 in South Carolina as a partnership between Clemson University and several historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Longwood has a similar set of partnerships including HBCUs, community colleges and public school districts. The mission of the program is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background.

Fleming earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from Longwood's Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences and completed the requirements for the Call Me MISTER program. Fleming's fellow teachers, who nominated him for the award, made a strong case for the Meadowbrook teacher's selection.

"Terrell is actively involved in trying to help the ninth graders become successful during this school year. He is constantly trying new ideas and adapts to each of his students."

"Mr. Fleming has been a positive example for the success students. He is constantly checking on the students and visiting their classrooms to make sure they are on task and are not being disruptive."

"Terrell is always trying to do as much as he can for the success students.  I admire his work ethic."