Shira Bezie

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Shira was born Ethiopia and moved to Israel. She graduated Bachelor’s degree in business administration atthe University of Derby. In 2022, she started her Master’s degree in Teaching Hebrew as…

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Tajuana Queen

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Ms. Queen has been working with students since 1991 at both Catholic schools and public charter schools in the District. She has been a physical education teacher and aftercare teacher…

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Richard Short

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Richard is native Washingtonian. He has multiple years of working with students across Washington, D.C. in high schools and elementary schools athletic and enrichment programs. From his experience, he believes…

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Emily Kahan

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Emily Kahan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker with the DC Department of Behavioral Health, School Mental Health Program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from…

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Chaunti Sockwell

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Chaunti is a native of Washington, DC. She has worked in DC schools for over 20 years, and her experience in school operations and family engagement is vast.  She believes…

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Imani Sewell

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Imani brings several years of expertise in charter school operations and is very excited to serve the Sela community. Imani previously joined us from Inspired Teaching Public Charter School, where…

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Ryan Benjamin

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Ryan has worked in the DC education space for 15 years as a teacher and administrator. He has worked in both DC public and public charter schools and believes in…

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Markus Townsend

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Markus Townsend, a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, brings to Sela over 20 years of experience working with children. Since leaving a career in publishing in 2007 to…

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Ronit Blivis

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Ronit was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. She studied Art and Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completed her BA in Early Childhood Education at Ashworth College.…

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