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Mrs. Vernelle Mitchell-Hawkins

Senior Agent

4-H Educator

Baltimore County 1114 Shawan Road Cockeysville, Maryland 21030


  • 4-H


B.S.        University of Maryland Eastern Shore     General Agriculture: Plant and Soil Science

M.S.       University of Maryland Eastern Shore     Food and Agricultural Sciences


Vernelle joined the Baltimore County Extension office as a 4-H Educator in 2017.  As a Maryland native, she grew up in a rural area of Dorchester County.  Before joining UME, Vernelle was a public school teacher and taught middle school science courses in Harford and Baltimore Counties for 13 years.  More recently she worked as a high school teacher in Baltimore City for 4 years where she focused on Agriculture Career Technology and Education, Biology and Environmental Science courses.  Vernelle has a natural passion for science and agriculture and enjoys empowering youth to be life-long learners and productive members of society.

Areas of Interest:

4- H Youth Development

Agriscience & STEM Initiatives

Leadership and Citizenship