Delores Dudley

Title:  Poet, Writer
Secondary Education Educator (Retired)
Company: Woodrow Wilson High School
Location:  Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Former Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • American Association of University Women, Portsmouth Branch (secretary)
  • Baptist Training Union, Third Baptist Church (Director, 1994-1998)
  • Church Activities, Youth Assembly (former secretary) (former 1st Vice President) (former President) (former Senior Choir Member) (former Vacation Bible School Teacher) (former Vacation Bible School Director) (former Vacation Bible School Youth Program Co-Director) (former Adult City-Wide Summer Missionary)
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)
  • Feed the Hungry Program (volunteer)
  • International Platform Association (1996)
  • National Association for the Teaching of English
  • National Education Association
  • Norfolk State University, Fellow
  • Portsmouth Education Association
  • Salvation Army (annual volunteer)
  • SEVVA Newsletter (Southeastern Virginia Arts Association Newsletter) (monthly contributor)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professional of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021, 2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Recipient, 20 Year, Perfect Attendance Award, Woodrow Wilson High School (1995-2015)
  • Honored Black Educator, Delicados, Inc. (2007)
  • Named, Teacher of the Year, Woodrow Wilson High School (2006)
  • Recipient, SilverStar Award, NAACP ACTSO (2002)
  • Recipient, Apple Award, IOTA Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (1997)
  • Recipient, Achievement in Education Award, Optimist Club International, Portsmouth Chapter (1999-2000)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1994-1998)
  • Recipient, SCA Teacher of the Year, Cradock High School Student Council Association (1991)
  • Recipient, Governor’s Physical Fitness Award for School Personnel, Governor Gerald L. Baliles (1989)
  • Inclusion, Tribute, Barnes & Nobel Web Family, Chesapeake, VA

Creative Works:

  • Author, “Tribute” (2019)
    • Poem, Barack Obama, An American Drama
    • Poem, How To Face The New Year
    • Poem, Teenagers
  • Author, “Memories of a Mother”, Optimist Club of Portsmouth, Anniversary Booklet (2018)
  • Contributor, Poem for the New Journal and Guide (2018)
  • Featured as a Poet, Currents Section, Virginia Pilot (2015)
  • Author, “Keisha’s Killing” (2013)
  • Featured, “Delores Dudley: Teaching the ‘write’ stuff”, Portsmouth Times (1999)
  • Author, “A Collection of Poems” (1993)

Contact Delores Dudley

Leave a Reply