Co-Founder & Executive Director
Stacy has worked with the team to build Washington Leadership Academy since January of 2014. Stacy has been committed improving education since she founded her first education-related non-profit in 2003. She has a B.S. and M.P.P. from Vanderbilt University, as well as a J.D. from Emory University.
Joey has six years teaching experience and is a Teach for America alumni. He has a B.S. from St. Lawrence University, and an M.Ed from the Unviersity of North Carolina.
Director of Operations
Natalie has worked with a variety of education-focused nonprofits, including Teach for America and Democracy Prep. She has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Director of Curriculum & Instruction; Lead English Teacher
Kalee was a Leader U Fellow at Democracy Prep. She has a B.S. from the University of Tennessee, an M.Ed from Lipscomb University, and an M.P.P. from Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Steve Robinson
Science Teacher & Coordinator
Steve has taught high school for ten years and over eight at the college level. Steve earned his B.A. from Princeton, and his Ph.D in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.
World History Teacher
Jackyln taught high school for six years, and developed Democracy Prep’s “Change the World” curriculum. She has a BSc from the University of Bristol, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MSt from Fordham University.
Literacy Studio Teacher
Enrique taught in Hawaii through Teach for America. He earned his BA from University of Maryland, and his MS from Johns Hopkins University.
AP Computer Science Teacher
Jordan has taught computer science for four years in Miami, Florida. He earned his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and also serves as a Captain in the United States Army Reserves
Dean of Students
Anthony is a former Special Education teacher and college counselor. He has a B.A. from Princeton University, and an M.Ed from Long Island University-Brooklyn.
Math Studio Teacher
Britney joins the WLA team after six years of teaching experience. Prior to joining the WLA team, Britney taught higher level mathematics in Virginia. She has a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.A. in Education from Virginia Tech.
Julia has been working in schools on behalf of D.C. kids for over a decade and in customer service roles for almost 30 years. Julia is an expert in school operations and family engagement.
Jaishri began her teaching career in Kingstree, South Carolina with Teach for America. She has her B.S. in Biology from University of Maryland and her M.S. in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
Director of Student Services and Special Education
Christina has taught in the District of Columbia for the past 5 years. She earned her B.A and M.Ed from Niagara University, and is an IEL Educational Policy Alumni.
Math Studio Teacher
Adam has been teaching math and science Special Education in DC for two years. Prior to moving to DC in 2014 for the DC Teaching Fellows program, he obtained his M.S.W. from CUNY Lehman in the Bronx, NY and his B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Binghamton.
Ms. Embry is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management. She has a strong background in supporting and mentoring today's youth and looks forward to helping all of her students achieve their goals.