Born and raised in Illinois, Andrea has lived in DC since 2012. She earned her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield and her bachelor’s in journalism from Southern Illinois University.
Candice holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from the University of Memphis and a Master of Education degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Candice is a member of Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), serves as the local chapter, DC ACTE, President, the ACTE National Awards Chair, and was a past leadership fellow. Candice is also a licensed cosmetologist of over 20 years.
As a Washingtonian, Francesca takes pride in serving the students of DC and continuing to pour into her community. With a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from St. John’s University, Francesca has always enjoyed counseling, mentoring, and creating educational programming for youth in professional development, social-emotional learning, restorative justice, and college and career preparation. Francesca is also passionate about public speaking, especially creating and facilitating workshops on social justice, civic engagement, and diversity and inclusion. With over ten years of experience in education and youth development, Francesca has cultivated her talent in program management, curriculum development, relationship building, and youth and community event planning.
Joe holds a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology-Anthropology and International Studies from Lawrence University, and a Master of Science degree in International Business from Roosevelt University. He also serves as the President-elect of the National Alliance for Partners in Equity (NAPE), is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a Fellow, and an Associate Director.
Her passion for education has pushed to consistently design and implement innovative learning approaches that cater to the needs of diverse learners. In this role, she has been able to promote not only academic success but also career readiness, as she believes that both are equally important for a fulfilling and prosperous life. Having worked tirelessly with the team to develop training programs that align with current industry demands, providing unparalleled opportunity for students to attain and demonstrate mastery of technical skills.
Through years of experience in education and my commitment to excellence in career and technical education, I am confident in my ability to make significant contributions to the industry, while supporting the professional development of students, instructors, and leaders. As she continues to grow professionally in this field,she remains dedicated to empowering the next generation of learners to achieve their full potential, build fulfilling careers, and make meaningful contributions to society.
Tiffany graduated from Huston-Tillotson University with a BA in Psychology. Tiffany is a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Advance CTE.