Our Leadership Staff
Pyper Davis, Executive Director
As executive director, Pyper Davis is responsible for overall leadership of Educare Washington, DC, including the partnership, policy and funding strategies. Davis joined Educare DC in September 2014. Previously, she spent more than 10 years as the chief operating officer of The SEED Foundation, where she helped build the nation's only network of public, college-preparatory boarding schools. Prior to joining SEED, Davis spent nine years in the television business, primarily as an executive with The News Corporation, working in both a strategic and operational capacity in London, New York, Los Angeles and Asia. While at News Corp., she helped create two successful joint ventures in Asia, launched and managed operations for Fox's new cable sports business, Fox Sports Net, and served as president of a cable network, FIT TV. After leaving News Corp., she provided consulting and private equity fundraising for early-stage technology companies as a principal with Katalyst LLC. Davis started her career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. She has a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of Princeton University's Board of Trustees.
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