Board of Directors

Our Board

DC Bilingual’s Board of Directors (BOD) is the leadership body of the organization. The BOD meets monthly with school leadership, and actively sets and monitors school goals and policy. By carefully watching the progress of DC Bilingual, the board oversees decisions to sustain the school, further bilingual education, and support the school staff. Additional, the BOD supervises DC Bilingual’s Head of School. If you have questions for the board or would like more information on its function, contact the DC Bilingual Board Chair, Nadia Ramey at nadia.ramey@gmail.com.

Nadia Ramey

I’m honored to serve because I believe in DCB’s ability to inspire children to learn and nurture their desire to explore. Understanding the importance of a quality education and seeing first-hand what it’s like to be part of a progressive community that shapes leaders and changes lives I’m committed to supporting DCBs growth and longevity.

Cydney Peyton

I serve because education is the most reliable path to socioeconomic mobility in our country. I support DCB because I believe expanding cultural boundaries is how we create effective and responsible global citizens for generations to come.

Mekdi Taddese

Being a member of DC Bilingual’s Board of Directors gives me the opportunity to directly engage with DC Bilingual’s mission and witness firsthand how the school is changing the lives of its students and their families. I have lived in Washington, DC since 2008 and I’m passionate about giving back to my community. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference for a cause close to my heart.

Aaron Lemon-Strauss, Parent Member

I serve to support outstanding school leadership, motivated teachers, and inspiring students. My son comes home every day beaming about DCB, and I want to do all I can to support the remarkable educators who are doing this profound work.

Blanca Flor Guillen-Woods

I serve because I’m committed to helping improve educational outcomes for DC youth. DCB shares my belief that a bilingual education fosters cultural awareness and a greater understanding of our multicultural society.

Shannon Redd

I serve because access to quality education is a fundamental right of every child. I have a strong connection to DC Bilingual’s mission. I believe a bilingual education builds cultural awareness and is a perfect way to develop the global leaders of tomorrow. 

Lori Parris

I serve because I’m passionate about DC Bilingual and our mission. All kids deserve a strong foundation ­ great education within a supportive community ­ and bilingual education is an asset to development. 

Denise Gershowitz

I am honored to serve because I believe in DCB’s outstanding mission. The administration and faculty have a strong understanding of how children learn, and their commitment to excellent education is palpable.

Dara Zeehandelaar Shaw

I serve because DC’s children are tomorrow’s global citizens and leaders. DCB is committed to preparing them for that role, and for success in school, career, and beyond. I’m honored to support DCB in that mission.

Abigail Suarez

I serve because access to quality education is a fundamental right of every child. I have a strong connection to DC Bilingual’s mission. I believe a bilingual education builds cultural awareness and is a perfect way to develop the global leaders of tomorrow.

Richard Lambert

DC Bilingual is the physical manifestation of several of my core desires for an educational institution that I contemplated building during graduate school. When I walked through DC Bilingual’s doors on February 27, 2016 for an Open House, I knew I wanted to be a part of this school as a parent. I fell in love with the school that day. When the opportunity to serve on its Board of Directors presented, I eagerly broad jumped at the chance to be a part of a leadership team that has helped build one of the most unique schools in the District.