Ezra joined Capital City in July 2022. She holds a Master of Arts in Special Education from St. Paul University Dumaguete (Philippines) and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the National Teachers College (Philippines).
She has more than 20 years of teaching experience having previously taught in the Philippines and in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She has received training in Behavior Management and Ways to Support Literacy Skills Development-Teaching Strategies
She is fluent in Tagalog and enjoys singing, camping, fishing and gardening.
Her personal motto is “Don't quit!”
Gloria joined the Capital City team in August 2021. She most recently worked as a childcare provider, working with children ages two to eight and providing daycare, aftercare, and summer care for several families.
Evelin first joined Capital City in 2016 as a Substitute Teacher and is a former Capital City student. She holds a Bachelor in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University. In 2018 she became a Center for Inspired Teaching Fellow and earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Trinity Washington University.
Prior to Capital City, Evelin interned at Capital Kids Inc Child Development Center.
Evelin is fluent in Spanish and in her free time, she likes to take nature walks, watch movies, and spend time with her loved ones.
Jekiah Joined Capital City in October 2023. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Delaware State University.
Prior to joining Capital City, Jekiah completed a two-year Early Childhood Education internship at Delaware State University, and worked as a substitute teacher in Dover, DE.
In her spare time, Jekiah enjoys drawing, singing, entertaining her dog, and listening to music.
Favorite quote/motto: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Julia joined Capital City in August 2019. An alum of Capital City, she holds a Master in Early Childhood Education from Trinity Washington Education and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Mary Washington.
In her free time, Julia enjoys reading, writing and listening to music.
Favorite quote/phrase: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
Chinita joined Capital City in July 2023. She has a Doctor of Ministry/Counseling from Liberty University; a Master’s degree in Theology from Liberty Theological Seminary; a Master’s degree in Divinity from Liberty Theological Seminary; a Master’s degree in Special Education from Liberty University; and a Bachelor’s degree in English/Literature from the New York Institute of Technology. She also holds a certificate in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation from Georgetown University.
She brings more than 20 years of experience working in education to Capital City. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Tau Omega Chapter, and the American University Master Teacher Cadre. She is a former DC STEM Network Ambassador with Carnegie Institute of Science. Chinita has a Certificate of Appreciation located on the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama.
Chinita is a native Twi speaker, and also speaks conversational French. In her spare time, Chinita loves to travel abroad, bake, bike, kayak, and hike. She is a certified masseuse, and a birth and postpartum doula.
Favorite Quote/Motto: “In the symphony of education, every note, every instrument plays a vital role. Special education is the conductor's art, harmonizing diverse abilities and unique talents to create a masterpiece of inclusivity, compassion, and boundless possibilities.”
Margo first joined Capital City in April 2014. She holds a Master of Arts in Special Education from George Washington University and Bachelor of Liberal Arts with emphasis on Cross Cultural Communication from the University of Connecticut.
Prior to Capital City, she taught at the Kingsbury Center for seven years and was a DC Teaching Fellow.
She speaks conversational Spanish. In her free time, she volunteers at the Capital Area Food Bank and Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Her hobbies include playing tennis, gardening, watching "old" movies, cheering for the Washington Mystics, and traveling.
Stephan joined Capital City in March 2020 as a Long-Term Spanish Substitute Teacher for the Middle School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Secondary Foreign Language Education from Temple University.
Prior to joining Capital City, Stephan taught at District of Columbia Public Schools. He also studied abroad through the IES Study Abroad Program and had an 8-week internship in Barcelona, Spain.
Stephan speaks intermediate Portuguese.
In his free time, Stephan enjoys dancing and fitness activities. He also enjoys traveling around the world, learning new languages, and trying various cuisines.
Favorite quote/phrase: "Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week"- Jay-Z
Trevin joined Capital City in August 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Trevin has more than eight years of experience teaching and was a founding staff member at Global Citizens PCS in DC. He also taught in Japan for two years.
He enjoys reading, playing guitar, listening to music, and watching Star Wars.
Favorite quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Karina joined Capital City in November 2022. She is a Capital City parent, and has more than 15 years of experience caring for children.
Cassandra rejoined Capital City in August 2022 as a Long-Term Substitute Drama Teacher. She previously worked at Capital City from 2009-2015 as a High School Spanish Teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art/Anthropology from Pitzer College.
Most recently Cassandra was the owner and primary caregiver for a birth-5 years childcare provider. She is fluent in Spanish. Her interests include traveling, gardening, hiking, sustainability, healthy foods, green design, reading and family time.
Cassandra joined Capital City in August 2019. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master of Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cassandra brings over five years of teaching experience to Capital City having previously taught at Nashville Public Schools, DCPS, and DC public charter schools.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Favorite quote/phrase: “Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness; it's a sign of strength.”
Flor joined Capital City in August 2021. She previously worked as a Preschool Teacher Assistant at Kiddie University Child Care, where she worked with the teacher and students to provide a safe and educational environment.
She is fluent in Spanish.
Rachel first joined Capital City in 2013 as a Lower School aftercare art teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Guilford College in Fine Arts and Education. Her studio practice includes all types of mediums but specifically printmaking, drawing, and weaving.
Prior to Capital City, she started a community arts center in DC called New Community ArtSpace. She is also a public art consultant and continues to work locally, nationally, and internationally on integrating small and large scale art projects into both indoor and outdoor public spaces.
She is a native Washingtonian who loves long runs in Rock Creek Park and has two children who attend Capital City.
Germaine joined Capital City in December 2014. Her previous experience working with children comes from teaching Sunday School, having been a classroom volunteer, a Cub Scout Leader and an Assistant Scoutmaster. Currently, she is working towards an Associate degree at Prince George’s Community College.
As a former Capital City parent, Germaine knows the school well and coordinated the 2015 Spring Fair.
She likes spending time with her three children, camping, and hiking, and landscape brick art.
Maura joined Capital City in August 2021. Maura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Wesley College.
Maura is trained in ELL and before joining Capital City, she worked at DC Scholars Public Charter School.
In her free time, Maura enjoys time with her family and friends, taking pictures of her cat, working out, and exploring Washington D.C.
Favorite Motto/Quote: "If you're always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." - Maya Angelou
Jade joined Capital City in August 2022. She holds a Master in Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Family Science and Human Development from Montclair State University.
She is a graduate of the Urban Teacher program and previously taught at Wheatley EC.
Jade is conversational in American Sign Language and enjoys gardening and Yoga.
Favorite quote: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcom X
Brenda first joined Capital City in 2017 as an aftercare teacher. She is currently working on her Associate in Early Childhood Education at Prince George’s Community College.
She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Polina joined Capital City in September 2021. She holds a Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis from Pitzer College. She has dual teaching certification in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.
Polina has more than four years of direct teaching experience, having previously worked in DCPS and other DC Public Charter Schools and Ontario-Montclair Public Schools in California. She is trained in Conscious Discipline, Fountas & Pinnell, and Flamboyan parent-engagement strategies.
She is fluent in Russian and in her free time, loves to cook new recipes, read fiction books, explore nature, and spend time with her kittens, fiance, and friends.
Molly joined Capital City in August 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, Law, and Public Policy from Indiana University.
Before joining Capital City, Molly worked as a 1st grade teacher at Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In her free time, Molly enjoys gardening, baking, and hiking.
Favorite Quote/Motto: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou
Brittney began her teaching career at Capital City in 2013 as a Kindergarten Teaching Fellow through the Inspired Teaching Residency Program. She holds a Master in Education Policy and Leadership with a concentration in Literacy Instruction and Instructional Coaching from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and African Studies, and a certificate in Children’s Literature, from The University of Pittsburgh. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in K-12 Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
Prior to Capital City, Brittney taught and served as a mentor for first year teachers in DCPS and Public Charter Schools. She piloted a mindfulness/conflict resolution curriculum called Peace of Mind and is trained in Restorative Justice and Trauma-Informed Responses and Cultural Competency for LGBTQ Youth.
Outside of Capital City, Brittney is a local racial and social justice activist in DC and spends her weekends serving the DC community through teach-ins, mutual aid, and protest. She is also a fitness instructor and Director of Inclusion, Equity, and Justice at spark, an education wellness and social justice platform.
She also enjoys traveling, reading, watching reality TV and spending time with her wife and two dogs.
Matt joined Capital City in August 2016 as an Inspired Teaching Fellow. He holds a Masters in Teaching from Trinity Washington University, a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management Policy from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies from Ohio Northern University.
Matt’s professional experience includes working on environmental and public health issues for The Cadmus Group and as an Environmental Protection Specialist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In his free time, he enjoys running, biking, reading, swimming and playing with his children.
Matt is originally from Ada, Ohio, and his two children are Capital City students!
Taliah joined Capital City in August 2020. She holds a Master of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Latin American History from Skidmore College.
Prior to joining Capital City, Taliah was an Urban Teacher Resident at Eagle Academy Public Charter School.
In her free time, Taliah enjoys trying different foods and traveling.
Personal Motto/Favorite Quote: Give yourself some credit.
Gloria joined Capital City first as an After-care Teacher in March 2015 and became a PreK Teacher Assistant in August 2016. She studied early Childhood Education at the University of the District of Columbia.
Gloria has over 28 years of experience working with children and received an Outstanding Teacher Assistant Award, a Team Player Award, and a Success For All Tutoring award at schools that she previously worked for.
In her free time, she likes to go shopping, visiting amusement parks, and going to restaurants.
Justine joined Capital City in August 2020. She holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University.
Prior to Capital City, Justine volunteered at the DPR Cooperative Play Program.
Her hobbies include listening to music, trying new food, and watching National Geographic.
Kymbree joined Capital City in March 2018. An alum of Capital City, she is currently working on her Bachelors at Hampton University.
Amber joined Capital City in August 2020. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY College at Old Westbury.
Prior to joining Capital City, Amber worked at Fairfax County in Virginia and at KIPP DC. She attended the Capital Teaching Residency program with KIPP DC to earn her teaching certification.
Amber’s hobbies include watching YouTube videos for tips on painting, going on camping trips, cooking, sketching and watching movies.
Favorite quote/phrase: "Be willing to relearn things you thought you mastered." - Anonymous
Joan joined Capital City in July 2022. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership and Management from Capella University. She has also earned a Master of Arts in Special Education from Ashford University and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication Disorders from Grambling State University, where she minored in Education.
She brings 11 years of experience working in schools, and has worked in schools in the Plano and Houston areas of Texas, at Alexandria City Public Schools, and Fairfax County Public Schools. Joan has experience working as a team leader, department head, instructional coach, testing coordinator, dean of students, and advanced academic curriculum coordinator.
In her spare time, Joan enjoys cooking vegan-inspired dishes and considers herself a foodie. She is a published children’s book author and likes to create related content. She also enjoys traveling, staying fit and active, spending time with her significant other and family, and DIY home crafts.
Favorite quote/motto: “Success is to be measured not so much by the height someone has reached, but by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed.” -Booker T. Washington
Hilary joined Capital City in August 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Students from the University of Vermont and a Master of Education in School Counseling from Trinity University.
Prior to Capital City, she worked at Bridges Public Charter School as a School Counselor for four years. She has also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Sheila O. Walker at Johns Hopkins University, studying the effects of toxic stress on students and teachers at DCPS. She has received trainings in Responsive Classroom, Restorative Justice, and Grief and Loss through the Wendt Center.
Her hobbies include going for walks in Rock Creek Park, trying out new yoga classes, spending time with her husband and their two dogs, and catching up on the latest Bravo reality TV drama.
Her personal motto is "One person can make a difference."
Gloria joined Capital City in August 2021. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Irvine.
Before joining Capital City, Gloria was the 4th Grade Math Teacher at DC Bilingual.
In her free time, Gloria enjoys reading and coffee and taking care of her plants.
Steve joined Capital City in May 2017. He holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
Steve has more than twenty years of school-based teaching and administrative experience. Most recently, he was the Athletic Director and a Physical Education Teacher at Burgundy Farm Country Day School in Alexandria. He also has ample experience teaching abroad and taught at the Jakarta International School in Indonesia, Colegio Roosevelt in Lima, Peru, and the International School in Prague, Czech Republic.
In his free time, Steve likes to explore new places with his wife Liz and son Mason. He also enjoys cooking and taking pictures of birds.
Jenna joined Capital City in August 2022. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education from Winston-Salem University, and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia.
She brings 14 years of experience working in education. Prior to Capital City, Jenna worked for Head Start programs in High Point, NC; Winston-Salem, NC; and Baltimore, MD. She previously has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Baltimore City Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and currently works at a private clinic in Maryland.
Izi joined Capital City in April 2021. Prior to working as a Dedicated Aide, Izi served as a Learning Hub Supervisor. She holds an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement from University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Community College and is pursuing a Bachelors in Social Work from UDC.
Previously, Izi worked for DC Bilingual Public Charter School as an Aftercare Teacher and Cesar Chavez Public Charter School as a Learning Hub Supervisor.
Izi is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her hobbies include spending time with her kids planning an adventure, hanging out with friends and going on daily walks.
Favorite Quote/Motto: "Even though you're fed up, you got to keep ya head up."
Yolanda started at Capital City in August 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Trinity University.
She brings 17 years of experience working with children, and before joining Capital City she most recently worked as a Pre-K Homeschooling Lead Teacher.
Alicia joined the Capital City team in August 2022. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park; a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Marymount University; and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
She brings seven years of experience working in schools. Prior to joining Capital City, she worked at St. Raphael Catholic School in Rockville, MD, and worked at various schools in Maryland’s Montgomery County through Montgomery Child Care Association.
Alicia was born and raised in Durban, South Africa and she has dual citizenship there and with the United States. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, animals, and spending time with family and friends.
Elizabeth joined Capital City in September 2022. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in History from Kennesaw State University, and a Master’s degree in Teaching from New York University Steinhardt.
Prior to Capital City, she worked at Center City PCS as a 5th/6th grade Humanities Resident Teacher.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys exploring museums and trying new recipes.
Lisa is returning to the Lower School, were she used to be a 3rd and 4th grade classroom teacher for four years before becoming an inclusion teacher for Middle School from 2008-2019. She has worked with students in 5th through 10th grades.
Prior to moving to DC, Lisa taught at public and private schools in and around Philadelphia for eight years.
Lisa's professional interests include working with students to develop math instruction that matches the way they learn best, teaching executive functioning skills and self-regulation strategies, and building communities of supportive, responsible citizens. She is also deeply invested in the Middle School's Habits of Scholars, which she views as critical life skills that all students need to be successful in future endeavors.
In 2003 and 2004, Lisa presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference. Lisa considers herself a lifelong learner. While at Capital City, she completed several professional development programs including the Expeditionary Learning Assessment Institute, Developmental Designs I and II workshops, and the Alert Program online course.
During her years at Capital City, Lisa has designed expeditions that link science and social studies content to math and language arts standards, written and revised math benchmark assessments, and engaged students in a range of stewardship projects. As an Inclusion Teacher, she modifies projects and assessments so that every student has the opportunity to "show what she knows." She also helped develop plans for the 5th Grade's Eagle Camp and "Building Balance Program," both of which support students in their transition to Capital City's Middle School.
Lisa enjoys traveling, especially visiting national parks and factory tours. She also loves NFL football, reading Torah, and Geocaching. One of her goals is to improve her Spanish fluency and accuracy, and she welcomes support from students and parents.
Delia joined Capital City in August 2020. She holds a Bachelor’s in Theater Performance Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Prior to joining Capital City, Delia taught at Prince George’s County Public Schools and in Seoul, South Korea.
In her free time, Delia enjoys biking, watching movies/TV, and performing.
Favorite quote/phrase: "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love." - Maya Angelou
Sandra joined Capital City in August 2016 as a Center for Inspired Teaching Fellow. She has taught Pre Kinder, Kindergarten and First grade. She holds a Masters in Teaching from Trinity Washington University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Theatre from Northern Arizona University.
Sandra is fluent in Spanish, and speaks a little French.
In her free time, Sandra enjoys playing with her dogs, baking for her friends and trying new restaurants in DC with her wife.
Míchelle joined Capital City in July 2019 as our Lower School Principal. She holds a Master in Education and Human Development from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Illinois State University, where she graduated summa cum laude.
With 9 years of experience teaching and leading in public schools, Míchelle joins Capital City with a deep expertise in elementary education and an unwavering commitment to educational equity. Prior to Capital City, Míchelle taught in bilingual immersion programs in Illinois and Washington, DC and was both an Assistant Principal and Principal at Mundo Verde Public Charter School. She has received training in Responsive Classrooms, Leading Educators, and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. She was awarded the "Those Who Excel Award for Early Career Educators" from the Illinois State Board of Education in 2013.
Míchelle is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys silly jokes and loves Beyoncé. She is honored to serve as the Lower School Principal and be able to build strong, lasting relationships with students, staff, and families.
Trevor joined Capital City in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from State University College at Geneseo and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from SIT Graduate Institute.
Trevor served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia and Georgia as an English Language Trainer. He has also taught English in China and for four years as an ESL Inclusion Teacher at Center City Public Charter Schools.
Maira joined Capital City in September 2018 as an After-school Teacher. She is currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education at the University of the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining Capital City, Maira worked as a lead teacher at Semillitas Early Learning Center.
In her free time, Maira enjoys reading, drawing, painting, going for walks/runs/hikes, listening to music, and being surrounded by nature.
Favorite quote/phrase: "If it's what's best for me, then it'll happen someway somehow."
Jonathan joined Capital City in 2015. An alum of Capital City, he is currently enrolled at the University of the District of Columbia. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Keila joined Capital City in 2018. An alum of Capital City, she previously worked as an aftercare teacher for Kids After Hours.
She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Asha aka BOOM joined the Capital City team in August 2023. They studied Audio Production at Howard University.
BOOM brings ten years of experience working in education, and previously worked at other DC area schools.
In their spare time, BOOM enjoys fishing, basketball, Legos, making waffles, and camping.
Favorite Quote/Motto: “Continue to continue.”
LaKisha joined Capital City in August 2023. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Trinity University.
LaKisha brings 12 years of experience in education including previous work at Bridges Public Charter School.
She is a Capital City parent and enjoys listening to music, dancing, and traveling.
Favorite quote? “A good education can change anyone. A good teacher can change everything!”
Nicole joined Capital City in August 2014 initially as a First Grade Associate Teacher. She holds a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of the District of Columbia.
This is Nicole's first year as a Lead Teacher; however, before working as a Lead Teacher, she has worked as an Associate Teacher at Capital City for six years. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education). Nicole has over several years of experience working with children.
Nicole is from East Orange, NJ, and in her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball, drawing/painting, and traveling (especially back and forth to NJ).
Favorite quote: "It's not your responsibility to want the life that others want for you"- Colin Wright
Andrew joined Capital City in August 2023. He holds a Master of Science in Education from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union College.
Andrew brings 17 years of experience working in public schools including positions at West Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut, Jefferson Elementary School District in California, and District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, DC.
In his spare time, he enjoys hiking locally with his dog and playing tennis.
Everett joined Capital City in November 2022. He is currently taking courses at Montgomery College.
Prior to joining Capital City, Everett worked as a lifeguard, and has experience teaching swimming.
Ashley joined Capital City in August 2022. She holds a Master of Art Teaching and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She is a Certified Arts Integration Specialist through the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM.
She has more than 10 years of educational experience and has previously worked at Loudon County Public Schools, The Lab School of Washington, and Alternative Paths Training School.
Ashley enjoys baking, watching superhero movies, making art videos, and gardening. She speaks Basic Spanish.
Favorite Quote: “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
Morgane joined Capital City in July 2022 first as a summer school teacher before transitioning to her current role. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Lynchburg College.
She brings five years of experience working in education, previously working as a PreKindergarten teacher for Prince George's County Public Schools.
Morgane enjoys writing and dancing in her spare time.
Dalia joined Capital City in November 2022. She has previously worked in retail and food service, and most recently worked as an after school teacher at Brightwood Elementary.
Ntaka joined Capital City in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from George Mason University and a Master of School Administration from Trinity University.
She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She has previously worked as an early childhood coordinator, assistant principal, and principal for public charter schools in DC.
Paula joined Capital City in August 2023. She holds a Master of Science from Bank Street College of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.
Paula brings more than 30 years of experience in education. Previously, she worked for Gulu Primary School in Uganda, Bank Street School of Education in New York, Atlanta Public Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools, and Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC.
In her spare time, Paula enjoys yoga, biking, gardening, reading, and writing.
Favorite quote? “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if [understood through education and] faced with courage, need not be lived again.”
Angelina joined Capital City in August 2016 as a Inspired Teaching Fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Indiana University. Angelina is a proud DC native and attended Woodrow Wilson High School.
Prior to Capital City, she worked for Kid Power DC and helped promote academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement amongst underserved DC youth.
In her spare time, Angelina likes to spend time with her loved ones and to stay active. She enjoys biking, yoga, eating good food, and watching movies or documentaries.
Miriam joined Capital City in July 2023. She brings four years of experience working in schools and was the founding front office manager at Rocketship Infinity Community Prep.
She speaks Spanish, and in her spare time she loves to spend time with her three children and her dog. Miriam loves God, family, and traditions — such as Sunday dinner with her whole family. She enjoys good restaurants and recently started taking Muay Thai and kickboxing classes for stress relief.
Favorite Quote/Motto- “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”