Meet James Tandaric

Junior Associate James Tandaric
Junior Associate James Tandaric

Hometown: Downers Grove, Illinois
School: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Majors: Economics and Political Science
Minor: Leadership Studies
UELIP Outreach Committee Project: James is one of the chairs for the UELIP Outreach Committee. He plans and leads the meetings with Avani. He also plans the Professional Development events: a social media workshop, a DISC assessment, and a Microsoft Outlook training session.
DCPS Office: Office of Human Capital, Strategic Staffing Team
Project: James’s supervisor is Tammy Whyte. James is an Orientation and Hiring Associate and the Person of Contact for Onboarding Sessions, which are orientation sessions for new hires for this upcoming academic year. Continue reading “Meet James Tandaric”

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Meet Vivian Liang

Junior Associate and obese-chihuahua owner Vivian Liang
Junior Associate and obese-chihuahua owner Vivian Liang

Hometown: Ningbo, China
School: Vanderbilt University
Majors: Economics and Sociology
Minors: French and Studio Art
DCPS Office: Office of Human Capital, Data Analytics Team
Project: Vivian is working with Michael Gaskins on the annual labor report as well as the monthly memos on principal turnover and vacancy fill rate. She specifically works on data analysis, visualization, and layout design.
Future Career Goals: Vivian has not figured out what she really wants to do with her life. She has considered being an educational policy researcher, a gallery manager, a world language teacher, a homeless artist, or a data artist. Continue reading “Meet Vivian Liang”

Meet Tarah Marshall

Junior Associate Tarah Marshall
Junior Associate Tarah Marshall

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
School: Tulane University
Major: Economics and Developmental Psychology
Minor: French
DCPS Office: Deputy Chancellor for Operations
Project: Tarah works under Teresa Biagioni for the School Opening and Enrollment team. Her project for the summer will address the need for a research-based comparative analysis of school opening by conducting several case studies on school districts that exemplify the infrastructure needed for a smooth school opening. The final product will be a compilation of findings as well as analysis that will guide the building of infrastructure and make research-backed suggestions in terms of DCPS School opening. Continue reading “Meet Tarah Marshall”