Josita Allen is entering her fifth decade as a teacher in Prince George’s County. She’s not the longest-serving educator in the county or region, but the elementary school teacher represents a generation of teachers who have helped shape public education and continue to have a strong impact. “She brings a wealth of knowledge,” said Tracie Prevost, the principal at Scotchtown Hills.
She takes teaching very seriously, but Head Start teacher Josita Allen still knows how to have fun, as she shows off her rope-jumping skills during recess at Scotchtown Hills Elementary School in Laurel. Mark Gail/The Washington Post Buy Photo