WJ Administrator Biographies

Jennifer Baker | Terry Heintze | Regina Rodriguez | Janan Slough | Vernitta B. Tucker



Ms. Janan Slough is a former Montgomery County Public School student, graduating from Northwood High School in 1975. She then attended University of Maryland and in December, 1978, completed a Bachelor of Science degree with dual certification in special education K-12 and general education 1-8. She continued to enhance her teaching skills by taking graduate courses, earning a Maryland Advanced Professional certificate in 1984. In 2001 she graduated with a Masters of Education in School Administration and Supervision from Bowie State University.

Ms. Slough’s teaching experience began in January, 1979, as a middle school special education classroom teacher in Calvert County. In addition to teaching responsibilities, she mentored new teachers, coached cheerleading, assisted with curriculum development, and became department chair.

Moving to MCPS in 1986, Ms. Slough was hired as a special educator in the resource program at Ridgeview Intermediate. Her middle school experience encompassed several campuses and included opening a new program (Briggs Chaney MS) as well as taking on leadership roles (Resource Teacher in Special Education - RTSE) at Gaithersburg Intermediate and Key Middle Schools. During this period, she also sponsored the Student Government Association and yearbook, served on a committee to review assessment tools and accompanied students to France and Canada.

In 1995, Ms. Slough moved to Walter Johnson High School as the RTSE, managing a department that included multiple special education programs. At WJ she was an active member of the instructional council, mentored new teachers, assisted with the analysis and interpretation of data to impact student performance, co-chaired the assistance program for at-risk students, and participated on the Secondary Task Force for the development of GT/LD programs.

From July 2003 to July 2005 Ms. Slough served as a Pupil Personnel Worker in the Spring Mill Field Office. She has been working with two high schools and two elementary schools. In this role Ms. Slough has functioned as an advocate for students, and a liaison and consultant between school, family, MCPS, and outside agencies.

Ms. Slough was recognized by the MCCPTA and the Parent Information & Training Center as an outstanding educator in 1991 and 1999. She was also recognized by the MCPS Department of Special Education (1991) for her efforts in program development to meet the needs of students through differentiated instruction.

Ms. Slough can be reached by phone at (301) 803-7111 or by email. She is delighted to be at Walter Johnson and to work with students, staff, and community.

Last updated December 2017

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