Darryl “Debo” Washington

Darryl “Debo” Washington, is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He is a 1996 initiate of Montgomery Alumni. In December of 2021, he was appointed Beta Zeta Chapter Advisor. He has more than 25 years of experience as an educator and currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Federal Programs with Lowndes County Public Schools. His primary duties include supervision and management of Accountability, School Improvement, Graduation and Dropout Rates, Summer School, Credit and Grade Recovery, Safe and Drug Free Schools, Student Enrichment, the Alabama Reading Initiative, the Alabama Math and Science Initiative, Compliance Monitoring, Special Programs, and Grant Writing. He has worked as a Federal Programs Specialist with Montgomery Public Schools, an Educational Specialist with the Alabama Department of Education, a Title I Instructional administrator with Montgomery Public School District, an Adjunct English Instructor with South University Montgomery Campus and as an English teacher for Montgomery and Lowndes Counties. Prior to becoming an educator, he worked in several local media outlets, including radio announcer and news reporter with WVAS, the morning show host with WXVI, talk show host with WACV and production with WCOV FOX TV. He is a member of Hutchinson Missionary Baptist Church.


  • University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Al – Current Doctoral Candidate PhD Educational Leadership, 2020 Cohort
  • University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Al – Superintendent Academy, 2020 Cohort
  • Auburn University – Montgomery, Al – Master of Science Educational Leadership, 2003
  • Alabama State University – Montgomery, Al – Master of Science English Education, 2001
  • Alabama State University – Montgomery, Al – Bachelor of Arts Communications, 1990  

LEADERSHIP AND AWARDS                 

  • Lowndes County Public Schools 2021 – 2022 Administrator of the Year
  • Awarded Lowndes County Public Schools Administrator of the Quarter Spring 2019 and Fall 2019
  • University of Alabama PhD Candidate 2020 – Present
  • Alabama Superintendent’s Academy 2020 Cohort
  •  Coached Wilson YMCA Girls Basketball age 8 – 10 2018 – 2019 Champions and age 11 – 13 2017 – 2018 Champions, 2018 – 2019 11 – 13 Runner up
  • Lowndes County Public Schools Director of Career and Technical Education 2016 – 2021
  • Lowndes County Public Schools Accreditation Team
  • Lowndes County Strategic Planning Team
  • Served on the Alabama Equity Plan Committee
  • Served on the US Department of Education Task Order 25: Evaluation of the ESEA Title I, Part D Neglected or Delinquent Programs
  • Served on US Department of Education National Technical Working Group
  • Served as an US Department of Education Expert Panelist for Neglected, Delinquent, and At-Risk Youth
  • US Department of Education National School Safety Certification
  • Phi Delta Kappa Professional Educators (Former president Alabama State University Chapter)
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Life Member
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Southern Province Life Member
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Montgomery Alumni Chapter (MAC) Covid Coordinator, MAC Parliamentarian, Beta Zeta Undergraduate Advisor
  • Served on the area Big Brothers Big Sisters Advisory Board (6 years of service, 3 terms as president)
  • Served on the Alabama Accountability Roundtable
  • Served on the State Employee Recognition Board (2 terms)