Tara O’Flaherty joined DC Prep in 2012 and is currently the Senior Director of Elementary Schools and Interim Anacostia Elementary Campus Principal. Prior to that, she was the Senior Director of Leadership Support, providing coaching and mentoring to leadership teams and individual campus leaders at all DC Prep schools. Before joining the DC Prep team, Tara was a member of the founding team of Chavez Prep and served as both Assistant Principal and Principal. She served as a school leader for Chavez for seven years and in 2012 was named Principal of the Year by the DC Association of Public Chartered Schools. Tara has a BA from Drew University, an MEd from Lesley University, and an MA from The George Washignton University.
Sheneil Christian joined DC Prep in 2013 and is currently the Founding Resident Principal for DC Prep's newest elementary campus, leading planning and preparation efforts for its future launch. Prior to this role, Sheneil served as the Early Childhood Support Coordinator at the Edgewood Elementary Campus and a preschool teacher. Before joining the DC Prep team, she was a lead teacher for two years at AppleTree Early Learning. Sheneil holds a BA from Fayetteville State University.
“Growing up in Washington, I was outraged by the disparity in opportunities among children living 15 minutes away from each other. Founding DC Prep was the best thing I could think of doing to address this terrible inequity.”