Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its October 24, 2022, Zoom History Chat with Janis Hagey, a founder of the Friends of the Historic Mt. Nebo Preservation Corporation, as she and Society Historian, Susan Pearl, discuss William Lane Watkins and the upcoming celebrations of his life.

Janis Hagey has a long history of community involvement and is passionately committed to assuring a quality education for all students.  During the past 25 years she has organized “Summer Reading Challenges” to promote literacy. She has also organized “Stormin’ for Scholarships” workshops designed to provide information to families on strengthening student competitiveness for college scholarships.  Jan has also served as an instructor for Passports to College, Inc., whose mission is to improve the academic performance and college admission rates of area middle- and high-school students in economically disadvantaged communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

She taught French and English prior to working for local affiliates of the National Education Association in Michigan, Colorado and Iowa.  She came to Maryland in 1983 to work for the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association.

From 1987 to 1994, Janis was a lobbyist for the Maryland State Teachers Association followed by an assignment at the National Education Association (NEA) Headquarters in Washington, DC.   She was a lobbyist in the Government Relations Department, and worked as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Educational Policy and Practice Department, where she researched and monitored emerging legislative and political trends that affected public education.  She was responsible for communicating NEA’s education policy positions to a broad audience of education organizations and lawmakers.

Janis holds a Master of Science Degree in Curriculum Development and Instruction from Eastern Michigan University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from the Ohio State University and credentials from the Foreign Language Teacher Institute, L’Université Catholique, d’Angers, Angers, France.

When she is not involved in education or community projects, Janis enjoys travel, the arts, French classes, history and time with her three grandchildren.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 24, 2022 19:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

There are no History Chats in November and December 2022.  We will be back on Monday, January 23, 2023!