By Senior Associate: Timothy Spicer Jr.

Serving as a UELIP has been more than rewarding. With firsthand experience in the DC Public Schools Central Office, I have developed the tools necessary to further progress in the education sector. In the Office of Chief of Schools, I was assigned to the Academic Planning & Support Team. Through meticulous formatting and filtering, I used Microsoft Excel to analyze data highlighting the impact of Evening Credit Recovery (ECR).

ECR enrolls students in evening courses if they are behind in high school credits. With the data provided, we met with counselors to discuss upcoming enrollment and prospective graduates. Prior to the Urban Education Leaders Internship Program, most of my work consisted of face-to-face interaction with children. Although I grew fond of my time in the office, I was still able to visit schools during site visits for presenting data. Through volunteering opportunities, such as the NACAC (National Association of College Admission Counseling) College Fair, I was able to engage students and see the impact of my work on schools.  DC Public Schools offers a great deal of exposure to interns and the opportunity to make your experience worthwhile by engaging with others who share the same interests.


Meet Brendolyn Daniels

Senior Associate Brendolyn Daniels

Hometown:  Washington, DC
School:  Virginia Commonwealth University
Major:  Sociology
DCPS Office:  Office of Specialized Instruction
Project:   Brendolyn works with Karen Morgan, Manager of Low-incident Disabilities, to assist teachers in instruction for students with special needs.  Forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) lead classroom instruction according to the Common Core State Standards which are the high quality learning goals in mathematics and English Language Arts which students are expected to know and be able to demonstrate at the end of each grade.  Continue reading “Meet Brendolyn Daniels”