• Staff

     Welcome to our Staff Contact Information main page.  You can find contact information for administrators, our IB/Academic Coordinator and Testing Coordinator below.  Please click here to view the complete Staff Contact List including all teachers and their class websites.



    Mr. Eddie Scott
    Extension: 83002 
    Welcome to Frederick Douglass High School home of the Soaring Eagles. Our school team is enthusiastic about fostering a school environment that operates like a family and will spark intellectual curiosity and global awareness among our students as they discover how they can make their community, nation, and world a better place. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you as parents, community members and business partners to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need all of us. Our collective quest is to become a World Class High School! I welcome you to join us in this endeavor.

    Karnes Mr. Andrew Karnes
    Resident Principal
    Extension: 83084
    Greeting FDHS community!  It feels great to be back home as a Resident Principal for Frederick Douglass High School.  My name is Andrew Karnes and I've been working in education for 14 years in various capacities including a Talented and Gifted Resource Teacher, Instructional Lead Teacher, and most recently an Assistant Principal.  I would love to continue building upon the success at Douglass and will do so by being a constant support system for students, parents, and teachers.  Our students are our priority and we intend to provide a nurturing environment where innovative teaching and student centered learning will prepare our students to be "world class productive citizens."  Let's work together to ensure that our goals are attainable.  GO EAGLES!


    Dr. Rose Dixon
    Assistant Principal
    Extension: 83020
    Greetings! I am the Assistant Principal at Frederick Douglass High School for students whose last names begin with H thru O. It has been my pleasure to serve as an administrator at FDHS for eleven years. Among my duties is the supervision of the Science and Performing Arts (Choir, Band, and Dance) Departments. My goal is to partner with all stakeholders, school staff, parents, and students, to help all learners achieve their highest potential as they prepare for college, careers, and citizenship. Please feel free to contact me at any time and I will do my best to help.

    Mrs. Daisy Nichols
    Assistant Principal
    Extension: 83011
    I am excited to be on board here at Frederick Douglass High School-an IB world school! I am the Assistant Principal for our A-G Scholars and the 10th grade liaison. I believe that every student deserves a world-class education where they are being encouraged to be inquirers and risk-takers, cultivated to be open-minded and caring, prepared to be knowledgeable communicators and thinkers. Ultimately, I am passionate about educating every student so that they can continue to be principled, balanced and reflective life-long learners. I am honored to serve the Frederick Douglass High School community.
    Picture not available Mrs. Cynthia Thomas
    Assistant Principal
    Extension: 83012

    Statement forthcoming 
    Picture not available      Dr. Yemi Lawanson
    Testing Coordinator
    Extension: 83031

    Statement forthcoming

    Dr. Kisha Dorch
    P-Tech Coordinator
    Extension: 83023

    Mrs. Kim Watson
    International Baccalaureate
    Diploma Programme Coordinator
    Extension: 83117
    hill    Mrs. Tiyonna Hill
    International Baccalaureate
    Middle Years Programme Coordinator
    Extension: 83029

    Welcome IB Learners of all ages to our Eagles Nest Family! I am Mrs. Tiyonna Hill, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator. I have been a member of the Eagle family since 2008 originally as an Individuals and Societies/Social Studies teacher. I have taught a multitude of courses with most of my time as the Advanced Placement Psychology and Local, State, and National (LSN) Government teacher. As a native Washingtonian, it has always been my desire to work with youth in growing their capacity to become active-civic citizens. Now as the IB MYP Coordinator, I not only promote the principle of being active and involved in your community but it aligns with the mission and vision of IB. All students at Frederick Douglass High School are IB learners that strive to make this world a better place for future generations and it is my responsibility that we instill these values and principles in grades 9 and 10 of the IB Middle Years Programme. I will assist our ninth grade students with their IB portfolios, learning the IB learner profile traits, and demonstrating their knowledge of what it means to be an IB student in a World-class high school. I also work with the tenth grade students in completing their IB MYP personal projects and preparing for the academically rigorous IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses. I welcome everyone on this IB journey with us and look forward to working with our World-class community.

     pinkney JC Pinkney
    Athletic Director
    Head Football Coach
    Extension: 83107
    Greetings! I am JC Pinkney, Athletic Director, Physical Education Instructor and Head Football Coach at Frederick Douglass High School. This is my 19th year at FDHS, and my 2nd year as an athletic director. My goal for Douglass is to increase participation in interscholastic athletics along with helping each student and or student-athlete achieve his/her highest potential as they prepare for college, careers, and citizenship. Welcome to Douglass and I look forward to seeing you in our building and at our scheduled athletic events. Go Eagles! 


    Please click here to view the complete Staff Contact List including all teachers and their class websites.