Our Leadership Staff
Family Engagement Supervisor
Crystal Powell joined Educare of Washington, DC as the family engagement supervisor. As a parent liaison for DC Public Schools, Ms. Powell promoted family engagement and helped create supportive and nurturing learning environments for children while mobilizing and strengthening school communities. She also served as a Head Start education manager for the United Planning Organization, and as a preschool and elementary school teacher in the Washington, DC area for more than 12 years. Ms. Powell holds a Master of Science degree in educational leadership and graduated magna cum laude from Clark Atlanta University with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education.
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 infant to 12 years-of-age. She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) from Phoenix University. She is constantly seeking ways to expand her knowledge base through various courses and programs that promote interpersonal and mentoring abilities.
Mr. Jamal Berry joined Educare DC as an Infant and Toddler Master Teacher. 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 has earned a Master of Education and Human Growth and Development (Ma. Ed H.D.) in Early Childhood Education from the George Washington University and graduated from Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pedology (Child and Adolescent Studies). He is also currently in pursuit of his Specialist of Education Degree (Ed.S) in Leadership and Early Childhood Special Education from the George Washington University.