Our Leadership Staff
Jamal Berry, Associate Director
Mr. Jamal Berry joined Educare DC as an infant and toddler master teacher and became associate director in 2014. He has worked with a variety of age groups as an early childhood educator since beginning his professional career in 2006. As a persistent learner, role model and mentor to aspiring teachers, Mr. Berry is an adamant believer in Fredrick Douglas' quote, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." Mr. Berry earned a Master of Education and Human Growth and Development in Early Childhood Education from George Washington University and graduated from Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Science in Pedology (Child and Adolescent Studies). He is pursuing his Specialist of Education Degree in Leadership and Early Childhood Special Education from George Washington University.
Telia Newman, Master Teacher
Dawn Smith, Master Teacher
Lorre Taylor, Family Engagement Supervisor
DaNaya Washington, Master Teacher
Ms. DaNaya Washington joined Educare DC as an Infant and Toddler Master Teacher. She has a team-oriented attitude and leadership role expertise with resolving social issues. Her experience in areas of communication, early childhood education, business management and social service support, stems from her 11 years of adult and early childhood education and behavior management training for children from infancy to 12 years old. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration from Phoenix University. She is constantly seeking ways to expand her knowledge base through various courses and programs that promote interpersonal and mentoring abilities.
Dianna Washington, Administrative Manager