Project PRIME

Project PRIME, a comprehensive collaborative venture designed to inspire students from the Baltimore City Public Schools to consider a career in teaching, began four years ago under the direction of Ms. Brenda P. Haynes. The DeWitt Wallace - Reader's Digest Fund has awarded a $3 million grant to support the project.


1. To inspire minority youth, in particular African-Americans, to consider teaching as a career.
2. To enrich and enhance the image of teaching as a profession.
3. To recruit minority youth, in particular African-Americans, into mathematics and science teaching careers.
4. To prepare teachers to work with diverse student populations.
5. To establish PRIME as a State Resource Center for Minority Teacher Recruitment.


Baltimore City Community College
Dr. James D. Tschechtelin, President
Mrs. Michelle Bondima, Mentor

The Johns Hopkins University
Dr. William R. Brody, President
Dr. Toni Ungaretti, Mentor

Baltimore City Public Schools
Dr. Walter G. Amprey, Superintendent of Public Instruction

College Of Notre Dame Of Maryland
Sister Rosemarie Nassif, President
Mrs. Margaret Hayes, Mentor

Loyola College In Maryland
Dr. Thomas Scheye, President
Dr. Pamela Paul, Mentor

Coppin State College
Dr. Calvin W. Burnett, President
Dr. Geraldine Waters, Mentor

Morgan State University
Dr. Earl S. Richardson, President
Dr. Charles Salters, Mentor

Dundalk Community College
Dr. Hal Mc Aninch, President
Ms. Karen Bond, Mentor

Towson State University
Dr. Hoke L. Smith, President
Dr. David Vocke, Mentor

Schools Engaged in PRIME Programs

Booker T. Washington Middle
Calverton Middle
Chinquapin Middle
Dunbar Middle
Fallstaff Middle
Garrison Middle
Harlem Park Middle
Highlandtown Middle
Lombard Middle
Mt. Royal Middle
Future Educators of America:
Arnett Brown Middle
Calverton Middle
Diggs-Johnson Middle
Garrison Middle
Mergenthaler High
Northern High
Northwestern High
Patterson High
Southeast Middle
Southwestern High
Thurgood Marshall Middle
West Baltimore Middle

Teacher Prep:
Dunbar High
Forest Park High
Frederick Douglass High
Northern High
Northwestern High
Patterson High
Southwestern High
Western High