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Educational administrator

James Forrest Tillery, American educational administrator. Active Young Men’s Christian Association, Laurel Boys Club, Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs; Member of Omega Psi Phi, Council School Officers, District of Columbia Association Elementary School Principals, National Association Elementary School Principals.

Background

Tillery, James Forrest was born on December 28, 1938 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of Jounest and Annie Y. (Lyons) Tillery.

Education

Bachelor of Science, A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1963. Postgraduate District of Columbia Teachers College, 1969, 70. Master of Science in Elementary Administration, Bowie State College, 1973.

Career

Teacher, East End High School, Southhill, Virginia, 1963-1967, Crummell Elementary School, Washington, 1967-1972, Harris Elementary School, Washington, 1971-1972. Teacher 16th and Butler Elementary School, Washington, 1972-1974, acting principal, 1974-1977. Acting assistant principal Garnet C. Wilkinson Elementary School, Washington, 1977-1979, assistant principal, 1979-1981.

Acting principal Birney Elementary School, Washington, 1981-1982, principal, 1982. Educational coordinator Clark Elementary School, 1990. Member committee for planning workshops for administrators District of Columbia School System and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Officer, 16th and Butler Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, 1972-1976. 2d vice president Birney School Parent-Teachers Association, 1981. Member Executive Board District of Columbia Department Recreation.

Member parents advisory board Day Care Program. Active Young Men’s Christian Association, Laurel Boys Club, Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs, National Parent-Teachers Association.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

Membership

Member committee for planning workshops for administrators District of Columbia School System and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Officer, 16th and Butler Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, 1972-1976. Member Executive Board District of Columbia Department Recreation.

Member parents advisory board Day Care Program. Member National Association Elementary School Prins., District of Columbia Association Elementary School Prins., Council School Officers, Omega Psi Phi.

Connections

Married Betty Lucille Puryear, December 30, 1967;1 daughter, Erika Puryear.

father:
Jounest Tillery

mother:
Annie Y. (Lyons) Tillery

spouse:
Betty Lucille Puryear

child:
Erika Puryear Tillery