We are excited to announce that Jade Brawley has been selected to serve as Shepherd’s new principal starting June 29, 2015. Jade Brawley has served the students of DC Public Schools for over 14 years and for her entire career in education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in elementary education from Trinity University. Please join us in welcoming her to the Shepherd community.
Click HERE to download the letter from Chancellor Kaya Henderson detailing Ms. Brawley’s experience and the candidate selection process.
Ward 4 Town Hall Meeting Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:30-8:30 pm
DC Council Education Committee Chairman David Grosso will be hosting a Town Hall in every Ward over the next month to gather feedback on public education in the District of Columbia.
The Ward 4 Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 29, 6:30-8:30 at the Petworth Library. Also, the Ward 3 Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, 6:30-8:30 at the Tenley Library.
The Committee is asking participants to sign up and let them know of particular concerns in advance by registering HERE. The Town Hall Meetings are an opportunity to hear feedback from residents, parents, students, and all education stakeholders. For more info and the schedule for all Wards, click HERE.
C4DC is a coalition of Education Councils and networks representing all eight Wards and six citywide organizations active on education issues. You can view their website HERE to learn more about what they are doing to ensure ALL DC students have equal access to public education opportunities.
For 17 years, the Shepherd/TI Tutoring Program has provided free weekly tutoring for Shepherd Elementary students. This year’s program is now open for tutees! The program meets every Sunday (except holiday weekends) from 5 to 6 pm at Tifereth Israel, a synagogue at the corner of 16th and Juniper Streets.
The NW Saturday Academy is a new math, computer science and robotics program for DC youth and we are happy to announce that it will be hosted at our own Shepherd Elementary School beginning in February. Third, fourth and fifth grade students will learn computer coding by creating alterations, or “mods”, for the popular game Minecraft, boost their math acumen through study in a blended learning model class and get an introduction to the creativity and fun of engineering by building Lego robots. For more information about the program, please visit us at www.nwsadc.com.
–Christopher Alexander, parent of 2 Shepherd ES students.