AMMD Pine Grove Project,Cumberland, VA

Advisory board member of the project to preserve and protect the area’s historic Rosenwald school, which educated African-Americans in the underserved south.

March 2021- Present

Once a Journalist Group, Facebook

Founder, administrator and sole moderator of discussion group that brings together journalists from diverse geographies and experiences to discuss issues of the day; it is a gathering place where people can laugh, reminisce, parse difficult topics and lend guidance to career newcomers.

September 2020-Present

Walk Brightly Group, Facebook

Founder, administrator and sole moderator of group that aspires to inspire and encourage members; companion to the Walk Brightly page and the website

September 2020-Present

HAPPY Reading Place for Families

Begun as an initiative of the non-profit HAPPY Reading, founded and managed by Angie, this project equips Virginia laundromats with places for children and families to sit and read together while waiting for the wash. In addition, each site has special bins that allow children 18 and younger to select reading material to own, giving them the chance to build their home libraries with new titles each week.

December 2019- Present

Walk Brightly Website

Creator of website meant to bring greater attention to positive news stories and possible solutions to serious challenges facing the world.  Topics range from curing illnesses to honoring elders to solving homelessness and much more. 

May 2017-Present (currently on hiatus)

Ubuntu Discussion Group, Facebook

Founder, administrator and sole moderator of group that brings together people with widely varying political and social views to discuss “issues large and small”; the group was created at a time when America was extremely divided and the aim was to infuse greater respect and understanding into difficult dialogues and to educate members to be smart, critical consumers of news and other media. Angie facilitates and oversees the discussions, which are sometimes heated and range from economic policy to racial reconciliation, from social justice to family challenges, from personal and historical reflections to ways to build bridges, respectfully, when there is little or no common ground.

October 2018-Present

Gifted Advisory Committee, Hanover, VA

Served as a parent representative on the school division’s board overseeing gifted services in the county.

August 2008-July 2010

Virginia Reading and Literacy Partnership Committee, Richmond, VA

Gubernatorial appointment to the committee on literacy initiatives, responsibilities and opportunities within the Commonwealth.

April 2008-January 2010

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center Advisory Board, Richmond, VA

Virginia’s PIRC (Parent Involvement Resource Center) Administrator

Member of the managing board of PEATC, which administers the DOE PIRC grant for the state of Virginia; emphasis is effective parent training and involvement, advocacy for children, and support for schools for greater achievement.

May 2007-October 2011

VAECE Award Recipient, 2006

Recipient of annual award from the Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education for work in media and family literacy initiatives throughout the Commonwealth.

Reading Olympians Coach, Hanover, VA

Volunteer coach for creative middle school program intended to increase student exposure to varied genres of JF and YA books and to stimulate their desire to read widely.

September 2005 to June 2016

Book Buddies Tutor, Hanover, VA

Volunteer tutor for first grade students acquiring basic reading skills and striving to read on grade level.

September 2002-June 2013

Virginia Heroes, Richmond, VA

Selected as an outstanding model of success by the organization founded by Arthur Ashe and former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder.  Served as mentor for middle school students


Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA

Regular volunteer, as needed, for reading, speaking and program hosting at various events throughout the school division.


VCU Board of Visitors, Richmond, VA

Gubernatorial appointment to the managing board of Virginia Commonwealth University. 1997-2001

Advisory Board on Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Richmond, VA Gubernatorial appointment to state board protecting interests of children.


Gifted Education State Advisory Board, Richmond, VA

Served four years as the gifted representative in the state organization advising the Governor and Board of Education on issues pertinent to the intellectually gifted.