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”


Meet Eunice Stefan

Senior Associate Eunice Stefan
Senior Associate Eunice Stefan

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”

DCPS Office Culture

By Senior Associate: 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”