Phone: 757-531-3000


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. LaTesa S. White

Teacher-Science 7th Grade

My name is Ms. White, and I am one of the seventh and eighth-grade science teachers at Azalea Gardens Middle School. I attended Hampton University, where I received a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and a Master's of Science in Medical Science. Because of my interest and passion for education, I received a master's degree in Education and Curriculum Instruction from Averett University. The 2020-2021 school year will mark my tenth year of teaching with Norfolk Public Schools. On my off time, I enjoy spending time with my daughters, putting together jigsaw puzzles, fellowshipping with members of my church community, participating in neighborhood cleanups, landscaping, and many more activities. 

Message to students:  

As we navigate through this school year, we will encounter new ways of learning. Do not be afraid as we are in this together. Learn to be patient and always ask questions for understanding. Remember, trust, and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to accomplish.  

Office hours:  

8:15 am- 9:00 am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 

All instructional hours will include asynchronous time for questions, concerns, and small group instruction.  


After School Instructional program:  

SOL Academy will begin the second semester. Date TBA.