Hometown: Temecula, California School: Scripps College Major: Science and Management Minor: Music UELIP Outreach Committee Project: Kristiana led the bulletin board decorating project. She also updates and redesigns the UELIP Blog, and hopes to tackle updating the UELIP website before she leaves DCPS Office: Office of Human Capital, Teacher Recruitment & Selection Project: Kristiana works with Mary Balla to help principals fill teacher vacancies with the most qualified candidates. She emails resumes to principals, updates the resume pool, fingerprinting, and drug-testing results, and assists her team with any tasks that need an extra hand. Continue reading “Meet Kristiana Kim”→
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”→
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”→
Hometown: Mount Vernon, New York School: Swarthmore College Major: Political Science Minor: Educational Studies DCPS Office: Office of Human Capital, Principal Effectiveness Team Project: Akunna’s supervisor is Mark Donnelly. Her project is providing recommendations to improve the organization of the current database for prospective school leaders. She is also analyzing the data to answer key questions that will speak to the impact of current recruitment and selection efforts. Continue reading “Meet Akunna Uka”→
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia School: Duke University Degree: Master of Arts in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies DCPS Office: Office of Human Capital, Specialized Staffing Project: Eunice’s main project is to collect information for substitute teachers. This requires creating a master list for the substitute teachers, sending e-mails, and inputting data into the Smart Find Express software system. Continue reading “Meet Eunice Stefan”→
We are at the halfway mark of the UELIP summer program, and it’s been quite an eye-opening experience. I work primarily in the Office of Human Capital (OHC) on the staffing team. In simpler terms, you could say it is the human resource office, but at DCPS central office, it is so much more. OHC includes Teacher Effectiveness, Principal Effectiveness, Recruiting and Selection, Data Analysis, Data Processing and Staffing.
My main project deals with project management and communications on the staffing team. My project involves interacting with people in OHC and lots of time on my laptop. I am in charge of tracking and monitoring a list of hundreds of teachers who we need to collect information from. On top of this project, I have been kept busy with other side projects, networking on my own and attending professional development events that UELIP has organized. As interesting and rewarding those experiences were, I will talk about an aspect of this internship that is not usually talked about. Continue reading “DCPS Office Culture”→