"I attended Douglass my 11th grade year. I was probably best known for my attitude problem but also my charm could not be resisted. I did not get the chance to graduate from Douglass because I moved at the end of the year to South Carolina. I was devastated about the move but I took with me the love and support that my newly found friendships had given me and the wise Douglass staff had shown me.
Since attending Douglass School, Beth graduated from the Welding program at Monroe Technology Center and from Park View High School. She has completed one year as a student at St. Petersburg Community College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Currently while taking a leave of absence SPCC, Beth is working as a server at Glory Days Grill, a personal fitness trainer, and a welder.
David attended Douglass School for three years and moved before his graduation. After leaving our school he finished his education by completing a GED program in 2005. He joined the Marine Corps and graduated on November 17, 2006. David is in the 3rd Marines/2nd Battalion Infantry. David has done two tours in Iraq and has received the following medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign, Global War in Terrorism Service. He has one year left on his contract for the Marine Corps and is thinking about joining Loudoun County Sheriff's Office when he returns home.
David's mom contacted us by E-mail and said, " If it were not for the teachers and staff at Douglass School he might not have made it through to his GED."
"I graduated from Douglass in 1999. Since then I spent four years in the US Army. Two of the years I was stationed in Germany and the other two years I was in Fort Hood, TX.
I am currently working from home. My father and I have our own business. We are list brokers for clients through direct mail.
I live in Purvis, MS and am married to Rebecca. We have a daughter named Abigail, who is 13 months, and one son on the way. "
|Loren Cavalieri Grimes|
"I graduated from Douglass in 1996. I went to Johnson & Wales University and received an Associates degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management.
I got married in 2001 and became a mother the same year. I have a 3 year old son and one on the way due on Jan 2, 2005. I currently work at AT&T in the Government Contracts department and will be attending the University of Virginia to get a certificate in Federal Government Contract and Procurement Management.
The teachers/staff at Douglass changed my life. I was not headed in a good direction. They supported me and would not let me fail. I want to thank Mr. Corley, Mrs. Petty, Mr. Kitchen, Mr. Douglas, Ms. Ozment, Mrs. Landolt, Mr. Tobler, and the rest of the staff I did not mention. Without you only God knows where I'd be now. You set me straight. My parents and I are eternally greatful."
Warren M. Elsea
Air Force Airman Warren M. Elsea has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Elsea is a 2003 Douglass School graduate.
"My name is Michele Bard and I attended Douglass for five years. I graduated in 1988.
I met my husband Mike at Douglass and we have been married for 15 years. We have two children. Our daughter is 13 and her name is Emily and our son is 7 and his name is Owen.
I'm a stay-at-home mom and I love it. Mike is a mechanic for Koons Honda. We have lived in Winchester for the past 12 years."
"I graduated from Douglass in May of 1987. I cannot thank the gifted and exceptional teachers there enough.
Since graduating I have been continuing my education. I am a senior at George Mason University and a member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society. My GPA is 3.93 and I expect to graduated Summa Cum Laude. My major is sociology and I am minoring in women's studies.
It almost brings me to tears to think about what an influence the faculty at Douglass had on me and they probably don't even realize it. They saved me. I am quite sure I would have quit school and ruined my entire life.
The teachers inspired me so much I want to come back as a teacher. I want to give back what was so generously given to me."