Background: Ms. Graves is from North Carolina and she graduated from North Carolina State University (Go Wolfpack). This is her second year teaching and she teaches Secondary Mathematics.

    Accomplishments: Ms. Graves feels that she is able to be a better asset to the new teachers this year in order to help them overcome some of the challenges she had her first year. Her plans are to keep teaching and she will also be pursuing a master's degree.

    Principal's Comments: Ms. Graves can take the most difficult math problem and break it down into easy to understand components. Her students are motivated and she makes sure that everyone understands before she proceeds onto the next level. She greets everyone with a friendly smile and her appearance is exceptional.  

    Why do you love teaching:  Before being a teacher I was very successful in the architectural career field, but I felt like my life lacked a purpose. I love teaching because I know that my life has a plan and a purpose. I know that the work I am doing is an investment in today's students, to help them become better and brighter leaders of our future. My goal in teaching is to help people fall in love with math again and realize that it isn't really that difficult to master.


    Juana Martin

    Background: Ms. Martin is from Florence South Carolina and she graduated from  Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.

    Accomplishments: Ms. Martin has been teaching for 30 plus years and she is presently teaching Social Studies, United States History.

    Principal's Comments: Ms. Martin is a great teacher and the students enjoy her creative style of teaching. She does not hesitate to stop and explain her lesson in order to help those students who are struggling to understand. Her classroom management skills are excellent and that is part of the reason why her students are so successful when it comes to academics. She is a real team player and a very caring person.We are proud to have her at Crossland High School and consider her to be one of our very best teachers.

    Why do you love teaching:  I LOVE teaching because I have the opportunity to see students grow over their 4 years here at Crossland. They come in as apprehensive 9th graders and leave at the end of their senior year as (mostly) prepared young adults. I consider it a privilege to be a part of that growth.  

    Sept Abdelwahab(3)

    Background: Mr.Youssef Abdelwahab was born in Cairo Egypt but he was raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh for both his undergraduate and graduate studies. After his undergraduate studies, he traveled to Chile to teach English for six months. Upon his return, he taught full time for a year at “The Falk Laboratory School” in Pittsburgh.

    Accomplishments: Mr. Abdelwahab was very fortunate to have the opportunity to obtain his Masters Degree in Foreign Language Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Over the summer of 2014 he received a Fulbright Hays Group Projects Fellowship scholarship to study Arabic, gender relations, politics and civil rights at Princess Sumaya University. He volunteered at Palestine and Syrian refugee camps in Amman, Jordan. Upon his return to the United States, he received his first paid teaching position at Crossland High School.

    Principal's Comments: Mr. Abdelwahab is a great asset to our school and the community. His level of expertise is superb and the students at Crossland absolutely love him. This is his first year at Crossland High School and he truly deserves this honor because of his outstanding performance, complete dedication, loyalty and professionalism.

    Why do you love teaching: It is very rewarding to see the young individuals of our society reach their potential and accomplish their goals. I love to teach because I have always understood it to be an art form, requiring a variety of qualities and skills. I am sure many teachers can relate to the ecstatic feeling one experiences after delivering a successful lesson or when one receives feedback from students through a glint in their eyes, homework well done, and students really taking an interest in their own learning and intellectual growth. In a nutshell, these are the reasons why I embrace the art of teaching.      



    Congratulations to the 2014 Crossland High School Girls Varsity Volleyball team for their back to back 2014 3-2-1A Division Champions. Crossland JV team also won and finished undefeated with a 12-0 record. The girls finished their regular season schedule versus Oxon Hill on Thursday. Crossland will now play in the County Championship game on Wednesday at 7:00 PM against the undefeated Bowie Bulldogs at Parkdale High School. Congratulations to both the Crossland JV and Varsity Volleyball team….Go Lady Cavs……Click on Thumbnail  - Caption by Coach Selina Smith 10/28/14 


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    By Eric Goldwein Staff Writer 

    Crossland’s boys soccer playoff run ends
    Strong season ends with loss to Huntingtown in 3A South Region final

    Crossland High School’s boys soccer players gathered for one final time as teammates Tuesday, and when the huddle broke, they removed their jerseys and placed them in a pile on the Temple Hills field.

    The Cavaliers had just lost to Huntingtown 3-0 in the Class 3A South Region finals. For some of the boys, that meant the end of a near-historic Class 3A state tournament run. But for others, like senior Rodney Ngoh, it meant the end of an era. (Read More) 


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    Are you aware that Crossland has a credit union located in the school? The credit union is run by the staff and students. Crossland's students,  staff and parents can apply for membership to the credit union. It is sponsored by Transit Employees Federal Credit Union (TEFCU). Our branch is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch. Percys Felder is the Student Branch Director and her number is 202-528-7651 (TEFCU Website)  

    (Caption by: Latanya Cobbs and Ronay Gaddy)