Jeremy joined the Capital City team in August 2021. He obtained a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and has a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, both from the University of Vermont.
Jeremy also has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Long Island University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies from University of Vermont.
Before coming to Capital City, Jeremy worked as an Instructor of English at Wildwood Middle School #88 in Baltimore.
Everett joined Capital City in August 2019. He holds a Master in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies from The University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies and Political Science with a minor in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Everett brings to Capital City over 12 years of teaching experience, having previously worked in Prince George's County Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. He was a Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellow in 2011.
In his free time, Everett enjoys capturing photos, writing poetry, and creating songs.
Joel joined Capital City in August 2011. He has a Bachelor of Science from Howard University and more than twelve years experience as an educator and fitness instructor.
Before coming to Capital City, Joel taught health and fitness at Friendship Tech Prep Academy, DC Preparatory Academy and Friendship Public Charter School. He also worked as a personal trainer for six years.
Joel was captain of the cross country and track & field teams in college and has since been a coach for both sports.
Erika joined the Capital City team in September 2022. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Chowan University.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, sewing, and listening to music.
Favorite quote: “Be Your Own Kind Of Beauty.”
Alyssa joined Capital City in August 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
Prior to Capital City, she taught elementary math in Florida and DC, has been a TEFL instructor, and served in the Peace Corps in Macedonia.
She enjoys playing basketball and pickleball, hiking, camping, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.
Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Haley joined Capital City in August 2017. She holds a Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and TESOL from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola University, Chicago.
Prior to Capital City, Haley worked as a Middle School Spanish Teacher at KIPP DC. She was also the site coordinator at Briya Public Charter School and the computer literacy/ESL instructor at Literacy AmeriCorps.
Haley graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University. She is fluent in Spanish (written and conversational). She loves to cook, eat, travel, read, dance, and hike. She considers herself a linguistics nerd so feel free to ask questions, discuss dialects, practice your high-school Spanish or just chat en español.
A’Leighsha joined Capital City in August 2019. She holds a Master of Arts in Applied Drama from University of London Goldsmiths College and a Bachelor in Communications from the University of Maryland College Park.
Prior to joining Capital City, A’Leighsha taught at different schools in Washington, DC and Prince George's County.
In her free time, A’leighsha enjoys traveling and writing.
Favorite quote/phrase: “Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.”
Josybett joined Capital City in September 2019. She has served as a Dedicated Aide, High School Building Substitute Teacher, and New Student Orientation English Teacher. Josybett graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Education. She also earned her Associate degree in General Studies from Montgomery College.
Josybett is a native Spanish speaker. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, playing with her three beagles and cat, and nature walks.
Favorite quote? “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” ― Sylvia Plath
Joseph first joined Capital City in August 2021 as a 7th Grade Humanities Teacher. He holds a Doctor of Education Leadership in Special Education from Virginia State University Graduate School, a Master of Arts in Business Administration from Strayer University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in History from Saint Paul's College.
Joseph brings 33 years of experience working in education. Previously, he held positions at KIPP DC, Sasha Bruce, Friendship Public Charter Schools, Kettering Middle School, DC Public Schools, Falls Church High School, and Surry County Middle and High Schools. He founded and sponsored the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S Mentoring and Outreach Program at Friendship Collegiate Academy in 2009. He also received the Certificate of Appreciation “GATE KEEPERS AWARD” from Friendship Public Charter Schools in 2008. Joseph has served as a Test Proctor/Coordinator for SAT, PSAT, and ACT testing. He has completed significant professional development around WIDA, LEXIA, DC Transportation, EXCEL, Easy IEP, ACT/PSAT and SAT training.
In his spare time, Joseph enjoys working out, running steps, running and walking the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Favorite quote? "Sky is not the limit, it is just another stepping stone to reach your greatness"
Ellie returned in August 2012, after having previously worked for Capital City from August 2005 to June 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies from Brown University and K-12 TESOL certification from American University.
Prior to returning to Capital City, Ellie worked at Paul Public Charter School in Washington, DC as an ESL Coordinator and ESL and Reading Teacher.
She speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys gardening and cooking.
Chelsea is excited to be back at Capital City, after first joining in August 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Washington Adventist University.
Prior to joining Capital City, Chelsea worked at Takoma Park Elementary School and Kids Adventures, an after-school program.
Chelsea is fluent in Spanish. In her free time, she likes working out, tumbling, hiking, and camping.
Favorite quote/phrase: "The best view comes after the hardest climb" - Unknown
Scott joined Capital City in November 2021. They earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University.
Previously, Scott was involved as a Peace Corps Volunteer in China, and they speak Chinese.
In their spare time, they enjoy photography, cooking, and sleeping.
Charles joined Capital City in August 2022. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Johnson C. Smith University.
He brings five years of experience working in education, and most recently worked for Baltimore City Public Schools at the elementary and middle school levels. He also has participated in the Summer for Arts Learning Academy. In 2020, Charles was a nominee for Baltimore Teacher of the Year.
In his spare time, Charles enjoys playing pool and doing yard work.
Tammy joined Capital City in August 2023. She attended Ashford University and has training in Arts Integration.
Tammy brings nearly 20 years of experience working in education, and previously taught at schools in the Baltimore area.
She speaks conversational Spanish, and in her spare time enjoys karaoke, painting, and dancing.
Favorite Quote: “Learning occurs when we are in a state of disequilibrium.” -Piaget
Henry joined the Capital City team in August 2022. He has a Master degree in Educational Leadership Administration from George Washington University, and a Bachelor degree in Spanish Literature and Culture from the University of Maryland.
He has seven years of experience working at public charter schools. Henry is a native Spanish speaker, and enjoys traveling and relaxing with his family in his spare time.
Greg joined Capital City in August 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mt. St. Mary’s College.
He previously taught at the Washington International School, Washington Latin Public Charter School, and Monte del Sol Charter School.
Greg has two children and loves to spend time outdoors with his family and friends. He also plays and coaches soccer.
Ricky joined Capital City in February 2023. He is working toward a Bachelor degree at the University of the District of Columbia.
Prior to Capital City, Ricky worked at Devereux Children's Center, Seed Public Charter School, and New Beginnings Vocational Program.
Favorite Motto: “To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is to be forgotten.”
Austin joined Capital City in August 2021. He has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh. He also has a Master of Arts in History from the University of Sussex.
Prior to joining the Capital City team, Austin worked as an Associate at Catholic University for Barnes and Noble Education.
Chavala joined Capital City in August 2016. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Secondary Education with a Middle School Endorsement from McKendree University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Springfield, where she was selected to be a part of the Capital Scholars Honors Program.
Chavala has also participated in the Teacher Quality in Chemistry program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Response to Intervention trainings for reading and math.
Prior to Capital City, Chavala taught for over six years at schools in Illinois and Baltimore. She also coached varsity cheerleading.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Lily joined Capital City in August 2020. She holds a Master's degree in Peace Education from the University for Peace and a Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a minor in Spanish from Duke University.
Prior to joining Capital City, Lily worked at Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter School and Fluent City in Washington, DC. She also worked at The Next Step Public Charter School and Day Star School in Honduras. She has received significant training in Restorative Justice Practices and Empowerment Self-Defense.
Lily is fluent in Spanish and in her free time she enjoys soccer, high-intensity interval training, running, dancing, Zumba, karaoke, cooking, and activism.
Favorite quote/phrase: "As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons."
Tamia joined Capital City in August 2023. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
Previously, Tamia taught in Washington, DC and Charles County and Prince George's County in Maryland. She says, "I love teaching because no two days are the same. Students fill my life with joy!"
Tamia is a licensed cosmetologist and avid Harry Potter fan.
Favorite quote? "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou
Morgan joined Capital City in August 2018. She holds a Master of Education in Language and Literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Child Studies from Vanderbilt University.
Before joining Capital City, Morgan taught at Nashville Public Schools, Cambridge Public Schools, and Lawrence Public Schools.
Morgan is originally from Highland Park, IL. She speaks intermediate Spanish and in her free time, Morgan enjoys yoga, reading, baking, and spending time with friends.
Favorite quote: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”- Albert Einstein
Justin joined Capital City in August 2016. He holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently work on his EdD with a concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at Walden University.
Prior to his current position, he served as the Middle School Instructional Coach & Curriculum Coordinator and taught 7th grade science. He has previously taught science at Lee High School in Florida and at Yeshiva of Greater Washington. He also worked as a Teach for America Corps Member and later as a Corps Member Advisor.
Justin is the 2020 DC Teacher of the Year. At Capital City, he has been a member of the Equity Core Committee, MS Instructional Leadership Team, and MS Science Department Lead. He is also on the clinical faculty for Urban Teachers at Johns Hopkins University.
Justin speaks Spanish and enjoys running, swimming, traveling, shopping, and being adventurous in his free time.
Melody joined Capital City in August 2022. She has a Master of Social Work degree from University of Denver, where she also received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also has a Master of Education degree from George Mason University.
She brings 10 years of experience working in schools, and before coming to Capital City, Melody worked as a special education teacher for DC Public Schools, and was a founding Director of Student Support Services and later Chief of Staff for DC International School.
In her spare time, Melody enjoys watching documentaries, going to fairs and festivals, enjoying anything spooky, and going to petting zoos.
Favorite quote/motto: “Meaning well does not equal doing well.”
Katie joined Capital City in August 2022. She holds a Master in Pre-K-8 Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities from Bay Path University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
She brings more than eight years of teaching experience to Capital City. She has previously worked as a 2nd Grade Teacher and Special Education Coordinator at Brooke Charter School and a Special Education Teacher and Regional Special Education Program Director at Rocketship PCS.
She enjoys anything that involves time with her two-year-old pitbull/boxer mix!
Favorite Quote: “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind."
Paul joined Capital City in August 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Guilford College and is a candidate for a Master in Education with a focus on Instructional Technology at the University of Maryland.
Paul brings more than nine years of education experience. He has previously worked at Meridian Public Charter School. He has also served as a City Year Corps Member and as a Site Director for AlphaBEST Education Inc.
In his spare time, he enjoys making music, hiking, biking, and teaching my cats how to high-five.
His favorite motto is: “Do the next right thing”.
Tess joined Capital City in August 2021. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and minor is Leadership Studies from Loyola University Chicago.
Previously, Tess was a Camp Counselor with the YMCA and a Teacher Assistant in the Chicago Waldorf School. She has significant training in Restorative Circle and Swim Safety. Tess graduated from Loyola Chicago Cum Laude, is a member of the Maroon and Gold Honor Society, and received the Ignatian Leadership Award.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, visiting parks, and scuba diving.
Favorite Quote/Motto: People never fail to amaze.
Sarah joined the Capital City team in August 2021. She is working to complete a Master of Science degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Sarah has earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and Psychology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Sarah most recently worked as a Resident Teacher at CCPCS in the 2020 cohort at Urban Teachers.
She is fluent in Spanish.
Nu joined the Capital City team in December 2021. She has earned two Bachelor of Art degrees from Fayetteville State University – one in English Language and Literature, and another in Mass Communication.
She brings seven years of experience in education working in the Washington DC area. In college, she received many awards for her involvement with the campus newspaper.
In her spare time, Nu enjoys reading, traveling, and watching documentaries and suspense movies. Some of her favorite foods are Buffalo wings and authentic New York pizza. She enjoys styling people in her boutique.
Favorite motto/quote: “Melanated. Educated. Liberated.”
Neah joined Capital City in August 2021. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater from Howard University.
She previously worked at Capital City as a Learning Hub Supervisor, where she worked with students to ensure their academic success. Neah also has worked as a dance instructor, and as a Group Leader/Teaching Artist for Goddard Riverside Community Center Performing Arts Camp.
Graham joined Capital City in August 2018. He holds a Master of Arts in Special Education from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Art in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Graham brings to Capital City over 10 years of teaching experience. Before joining Capital City, Graham was a Special Education Teacher at Edison High School in Alexandria and a Teacher’s Assistant at Cone Elementary School in Greensboro, NC.
Graham’s favorite hobby is to be outside in nature hiking and camping. He also enjoys playing basketball and soccer. At home he likes listening to music while cooking for his friends and family, as well as reading and watching movies.
Naria joined Capital City in August 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from Columbia Union College.
Previously, Naria taught for two years in Prince George’s County Public Schools and one year in DC Public Schools.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world, watching and playing a variety of sports, doing volunteer work in the community, spending time with family and friends, and coaching (she coached her high school basketball team).
Favorite Quote/Motto: Believe you can and you're half way there!
Veronica joined Capital City in July 2014. She holds a Bachelor in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Prior to Capital City, she worked as a receptionist at a chiropractic office.
Veronica is a native Spanish speaker and conversational in Portuguese. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and learning new cultures, volunteering for a youth group in her church community, reading, and hiking.
Crystal Joined Capital City in August 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Counselor Education from Clemson University.
She has previously worked at Center City Public Charter School, Louisville Middle School and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
She enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Favorite quote: "In order to be good at something, you have to be bad at it first."
Claudia joined Capital City in August 2013 first as a part-time Spanish Teacher in the High School. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education from La Universidad de Los Llanos in Colombia.
Claudia coaches the Middle School girls’ soccer team and attended the National Coaches Training in the summer of 2014. She received a Soccer Urban Diploma and a Soccer for Success certificate from the US Soccer Foundation.
Prior to Capital City, Claudia worked as a preschool teacher in Colombia and volunteered with CENAES (Centro de Alfabetización en Español) in DC where she taught adults (immigrants from Central and South America) how to write and read in Spanish.
Claudia is a native Spanish speaker. Her hobbies include playing soccer and all outdoor activities like camping, hiking, fishing, and biking.
Nikki joined Capital City in August 2021. She holds a Master's Degree in Adolescent Education from Pace University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Genetics of Humans and Microbial Pathogens with a minor in Chemistry from Stanford University.
Nikki has received significant training in restorative justice and restorative circles.
While in college, Nikki worked as a Research and Development Intern at Quest Diagnostics, where she used analytical chemistry techniques to develop diagnostic tests. Nikki helped to develop tests to diagnose Tay-Sachs disease, to measure how well patients responded to the chemotherapy drug Tamoxifen, and to measure levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood as an indicator of cardiovascular health.
Nikki’s passion for science led her to work as a Lab Manager and Staff Research Associate in the Kao Lab at the University of California, San Francisco after graduating from college. While working in the lab, she used molecular techniques to study how stress affects neurodegeneration in animal and stem cell models, particularly in diseases like Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration and Alzheimers, which are associated with the proteins tau and progranulin. Nikki also published a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience about progranulin and TDP-43.
Before joining Capital City, Nikki taught 7th and 8th grade science in a public middle school for six years in New York. There she served as a member of the School Leadership Team, was an active member of the PTA, and helped transform the school from one of the lowest performing in the district to a school with some of the highest growth in New York state.
Nikki is proficient in Spanish.
In her free time, Nikki enjoys playing indie video games on the Nintendo switch, cooking, traveling, spending time in nature, and visiting art and science museums.
Olivia joined Capital City in August 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development with a minor in Sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.
Olivia previously worked at Kramer Middle School in Southeast DC for three years.
She loves participating and coaching in any and all sports and enjoys spending time outside.
Jasmine joined Capital City in September 2022. She is currently a student at the University of the District of Columbia.
Prior to Capital City, Jasmine worked as a customer service clerk at a grocery store, and as a cosmetologist (braider).
In her spare time, she enjoys singing, fashion, modeling, acting, and creating art.
Favorite quote/motto: “More isn’t always better, sometimes it’s just more!” - Sabrina Fairchild
Lapeta joined Capital City in August 2016. She holds a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of New Rochelle.
Prior to Capital City, she worked as an English Language Arts Teacher, Dean of Students, School Counselor, and Special Education Teacher for schools in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and New York.
Outside of the classroom, Lapeta enjoys Pinterest, dancing, reading, spending time with family and friends, baking and creating new cupcake flavors.
Elvis joined Capital City in August 2021. Before joining the school, she most recently worked as an Extended Day Lead Teacher & Dedicated Aid at Mundo Verde Public Charter School.
She is fluent in Spanish.
Jay joined Capital City in August 2021. He holds a Master of Arts in Audio Technology from American University and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from South Carolina State University.
Jay brings to Capital City over nine years of experience, having previously worked at Clarke County School District in Athens, GA.
In his free time, Jay enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with his family.
Favorite quote/motto: “If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again.”
Carolyn joined Capital City in September 2021. She holds an Associate of Art in Human Service Management and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.
Carolyn brings over 20 years of experience in public schools to Capital City including her previous work in PG County Public Schools, Shadd Transitional School, and SEED Public Charter School. She also has significant training in Boys Town, Restorative Justice, and Advance Youth Development (AYD). Carolyn has received four Making a Difference awards.
In her spare time, she enjoys journaling, coloring and listening to music for therapy.
Favorite Quote/Motto: Yesterday is gone, today is now and tomorrow will take care of itself.
Caroline joined Capital City in August 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Biology from Christopher Newport University.
Caroline received H4 training at Horizons Greater Washington.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Favorite Motto/Quote: “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
Megan joined Capital City in August 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.
Megan brings more than 20 years of education experience to Capital City. She has taught abroad in Mexico and Germany and at Archbishop Carroll High School and District of Columbia International PCS.
She speaks functional German and Spanish and enjoys reading, cooking, watching college football/basketball (Go Spartans!), traveling, going to concerts, and winning her fantasy football league each year.
Favorite Quote: “If you want to be happy, be.” --Leo Tolstoy
Anthony joined the Capital City team in August 2023. He holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Pentecostal Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Lee University. He graduated with Honors from both the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2019 and Lee University in 2016.
Previously, Anthony was a Teacher Resident in 10th Grade English Language Arts at E. L. Haynes Public Charter School.
In his spare time, Anthony enjoys reading, listening to music, dancing, singing (for fun), learning about history, and taking walks on nice days.
His favorite quote he saw at the National Museum of African-American History & Culture: "America can be changed. It will be changed." He says, "this is the hope I hold onto every day."
Britt is a founding Capital City teacher and rejoined the school in August 2022 after taking a sabbatical. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Arts from Penn State University and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from New York University.
Previously at Capital City, Britt worked as a 1st/2nd Grade Teacher, Humanities Teacher for 5th and 6th grades, and Professional Development Coordinator. She also previously worked at John Eaton Elementary in D.C. and Landmark Academy in Wilton, CT. She has participated in the MIST (Mathematical Immersion for Secondary Teachers) Program, the Design for the Other 90% at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Institute, and took part in the EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) Conference Master Class "Making Subjects Matter."
She was a National finalist for the Klingenstein Teacher Award - EL Education, and was a recipient of the Fund for Teachers Grant for wetlands expedition.
In her spare time, Britt enjoys art, swimming, and travel. All three of her children went to Capital City.
Jessica joined Capital City in February 2020 as the 5th grade Inclusion Teacher. She holds a Master’s in Special Education from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Prior to joining Capital City, Jessica ran a social-emotional program for high schoolers with emotional disabilities in south Phoenix. She also has experience teaching 9th and 10th grade English for both general education and special education students. She was the 2017 Seattle's Best Coffee Teacher Appreciation Recipient.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys crafting, swimming, spending time with family
Favorite quote/phrase: "The eyes are useless when the mind is blind."