Treopia G. Washington currently serves as Vice President, Partnerships and Minority affairs at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). In her present position, she is focused on efforts to increase the presence of NBPTS in under-represented communities; by creating sustainable partnerships with institutions, organizations, and school systems significant to those target populations. She began her career in public education as a kindergarten and first grade teacher, later serving as an Early Childhood Administrator, Title I Parent Coordinator, and Resource Teacher for educational television. She was also consultant in parent involvement to the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maryland State Department of Education.
Upon leaving public education, Ms. Washington’s career focused on creating equitable experiences for under-served populations through responsibilities with these organizations: National Council of Negro Women, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of Science-Technology Centers, NAACP National Office, and the University of Maryland Center of Marine Biotechnology. She continues to serve as workshop facilitator, panelist and keynote speaker for universities, school systems and national organizations, and as Board member for organizations and institutions. Prior to her present position, Ms. Washington was appointed by President William J. Clinton, to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where she served as Special Assistant to the Executive Director.
Ms. Washington received a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, and the M Ed. degree from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Washington is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas.