Peters was previously the principal of George Washington Middle School and lead academic principal and academic principal of mathematics and science at T.C. Williams High School. In addition, she has served as a ninth-grade biology teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., and a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher and department chairperson at James Madison Middle School in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Peters earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a master of education degree in the master teacher program at Regent University, and a master of education degree in educational leadership from George Mason University.

“Our motto is every student succeeds So, if that is what we’re saying, I have to find resources to ensure that every student succeeds. Success looks different for every child. Success for one child is ‘I really need to have something to eat’.”

-Principal Pierrette Peters, Francis C. Hammond