Mark Your Calendars for the DCTFCU Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 26, 2020 – 3:15 p.m.

University of the District of Columbia / Community College
Bertie Backus Campus – Room 129
5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE (Room 129)
Washington, DC 20017

The Nominating Committee, chaired by Mr. Lester W. Jones, has submitted the following slate of nominees:

  • Richard L. Patterson, Sr.
  • Constance L. Reddix
  • Sheila J. Reid
  • Jerome Shelton
  • Wellington Wilder, Jr.

In accordance with Article VI, section 2 of the bylaws – during the Annual Meeting – nominations from the floor will not be accepted. Everyone who plans to attend our Meeting must bring their DCTFCU I.D. Card and/or a Driver’s License and be prepared to present it to gain admittance.

Board of Directors

Mr. Richard L. Patterson, a long-time member of DCTFCU, currently serves on the Board of Directors with responsibility for the finance and risk management committees. He was born in the District of Columbia and is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia and DC Teachers College. He is a former teacher and administrator in DC Public Schools and Fairfax County Virginia Public Schools. He also served as the Head Start Director for the District of Columbia. Mr. Patterson’s service as an educator and administrator spans more than thirty-eight years. Upon his retirement, he continued to serve DC residents as a counselor and test administrator in the OSSE GED Program Office. As a board director, Mr. Patter will continue supporting efforts to strengthen and expand DCTFCU’s services and membership; offering the kind of personal attention and service that helps members meet their financial needs and achieve their financial goals.

Mrs. Constance L. Reddix – I was born on September 4, 1947 in Washington, DC. and attended DC Public Schools, graduating from Cardozo High School. My high school sweetheart and I were married in 1967 and are the proud parents of two sons, Anthony and Darrell. I always dreamed of being a teacher. But I put those dreams on hold to raise a family. I was employed by C&P Telephone Co., the Post Office and the Internal Revenue. In 1970 I was put on the path to fulfill my dreams. I was selected to attend the Washington Montessori Institute, a graduate program, on a full scholarship. In May 1971, I was awarded an A.M.I Montessori Diploma which allowed me to teach in any Montessori school in the world. I taught at Midtown Montessori School, for 3 years and was its Di-rector for 15 years. I worked next as a Child Care Advocate at the Washington Child Development Council, and then at Cardozo High School Infant Center and the Frederick Douglass Infant Center as the Center Director. In May of 1995, I, received my BA degree. I was 48 years old and had finally accomplished my goal. I taught in DC Public Schools and in Charter Schools and became an Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia Community College.

Ms. Sheila J. Reid – has been a member and supporter of the D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union over for thirty-three (33) years and an employee of the D.C. Public School System for over thirty-seven (37) years. Serving as a volunteer to the Board of Directors for the past eighteen (20) years has given her the opportunity to gain knowledge in the operation of the Credit Union and the services it provides to our membership. Her interest in encouraging others to join and utilize the many services offered by the Credit Union has continued to grow. It is Ms. Reid’s strong feeling, if elected, to serve on the Board of Directors and continue in enthusiastic pursuit to build the best Credit Union possible.

Mr. Jerome Shelton – Re-Elected to Chair the District of Columbia Teachers’ Federal Credit Union, Mr. Jerome Shelton continues his service to our organization Concurrent with his service to DCTFCU, in 2010 he was elected by his alums to serve as an Alumni Trustee Representative to the University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees. He brings years of experience as a teacher, principal, coach, union leader and board executive. He served as a teacher or administrator at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the District of Columbia Public Schools, largely in Ward 5. His experience includes service as an elected Teacher Representative to the Executive Board of the Washington Teachers’ Union; volunteer Chair of the Region C Elementary Athletic League; Chairman of the Association of Assistant Principals for Community Education and numerous board and union committee positions. After varying experiences as an administrator in the DC Public Schools including schools like Bunker Hill, Harrison, Brookland Elementary Schools, The Fort Lincoln Elementary Middle & Community School, The Dix Street Academy, Dunbar and Eastern Senior High Schools, Mr. Shelton retired in 2002 after serving as Principal at Eastern. Subsequent to retirement from the D.C. Public Schools, he provided his educational leadership experience to the Prince George’s County Public School System where he served as an administrator for eight years. In June 2011, he retired from that system. Mr. Shelton understands firsthand, the challenges and rewards of working, managing and leading in organizations, as well as the economic needs of education employee in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

Dr. Wellington Wilder, Jr. – Dr. Wilder is a native of Florence, South Carolina. He received his formal education from the public schools of Florence School District One. He was one of several Afro-American students to integrate Poynor Junior High School and later graduate from McClenaghan High School. Upon his school graduation, he attended Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Science. At Benedict, he participated in several extra-curricular activities’ student government, homecoming committee and the Benedict College Concert to name a few. Dr. Wilder became affiliated with the DC Public School system from 1976 to 2008. He was the Assistant Principal at Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School from 2004 – 2008. Mr. Wilder’s education has afforded him the opportunity to wear many hats in the field of education. He served on the Supervisory Committee of the DC Teachers Federal Credit Union from 2014 to the present; and now he serves as a Director on the DC Teachers Federal Credit Union Board of Director.