Angela Michele Tilghman is a third-generation Washingtonian. She attended District of Columbia Public and Parochial Schools. Ms. Tilghman was the valedictorian of her high school class and graduated cum laude from The Catholic University of America. She earned a Master of Arts degree from The George Washington University. She completed numerous post-graduate workshops, courses, and seminars in education, educational technology, and web design.
During her 35 year professional career, she taught early childhood education students as well as adults in college coursework. She worked as an early childhood coach, administrative intern, assistant principal, principal coach, and elementary principal, all in the D.C. metropolitan area. During her tenure, she received many accolades and awards. Some included the Head Start Principal of the Year (1999 and 2004), National Distinguished Principal (2000), National Association of Elementary School Principals, and The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leader (2005).
She is a sports fanatic, spending much time at professional and college level basketball games, professional baseball games, and tennis matches. She loves the theater and regularly attends performances at major D.C. stages.
She holds membership in civic and community organizations including, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, National Council of Negro Women, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Also, she is a weekly volunteer at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. There she works at the Welcome Desk; with the Rosa Parks virtual reality exhibit and Pepper the Robot™; and, as a mentor for new volunteers.
Her hobbies include water aerobics, Zumba™, line dancing, photography, web design, designing personalized greeting cards and invitations, button-making, and event planning.