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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

- Dr. Seuss

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

3500 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Main Office – (202) 282-0123

2018-2019 Administration, Faculty & Staff

Name/PositionContact Information
Jevelle Branch
(Director of Operations)
Donna Hollis
(Director of Student Affairs)
Sandi Logan
Anne Marie Logue
(Chief Financial Officer)
Savannah Overton
(Director of Enrollment & Educational Partnerships)
Phone: 202.631.3129 (cell)
Tia Powell Harris
(Chief Executive Officer)
Vanessa Snyder
(Director of Academic Instruction)
Jay Walker
(Director of Administrative Operations)
Name/PositionContact Information
Kelli Anderson
(Digital Media Specialist)
Melissa Bethea
(Library Media Specialist)
Angela Jones
(Associate Director of Arts)
Lisa Jones
(Instructional Coach)
Rhonda Keith
(Head Foreman)
Dana Nearing
Phone: 202-727-6404
Noemy Rivera-Gutierrez
(Office Manager)
Jennifer Turner
(Testing Coordinator)
Ellington Fund
Name/PositionContact Information
Christiana K. Diamond
(Director of Development)
Heather Pollak
(Development Manager)
Maxine Stone
(Executive Administrative Support Manager)
Name/PositionContact Information
Rhonda Keith
(Head Foreman)
Name/PositionContact Information
Anne Marie Logue
(Chief Financial Officer)
Cheryl Wiggins
(Business Manager)
Student Support Services​
Name/PositionContact Information
Food Services
Perry Camp
(School Psychologist)
Larry Davis
(Educational Counselor)
Nicole Frazier
(Social Worker/504 Coordinator)
Cinthya Gianella
Delphenia James
(School Nurse)
Marquis Mathis
(School Counselor)
Lashawn Ricks
(School Counselor)
Crystal Sylvia
(Social Worker & 504 Coordinator)
George Walls
(DC-CAP (College Access Program) Coordinator)
Name/PositionContact Information
Seun Joshua
(Computer Aplications I&II, STEM Lab)
Roz White
(Musical Theatre)
Name/PositionContact Information
Deidre Comegys
(Pre-AP English I & II)
Gabrielle Dubose
(English II)
Cinthya Gianella
Tiffany Jackson
(English III & AP Language)
Andrew Leddy
(English IV, AP Literature)
Cullen Swinson, Chair
(English I)
Health & Physical Fitness
Name/PositionContact Information
Beverly Clavon
(Health, AP Psychology)
Leonard Nelson
(Physical Education, Track & Field Coach)
Nikki Sutton-Mackey
(Physical Education, Modern Dance)
Name/PositionContact Information
Michele Burbank
(Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Probability & Statistics)
Kimberly Havens
(Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Geometry)
Donna Hayden
(Math Specialist)
Seun Joshua
(Computer Aplications I&II, STEM Lab)
Ian Magee
(Algebra 1, Geometry, Honors Geometry)
Charise Shaw, Chair
(Algebra 1, Pre-Calculus, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus)
Christopher Verner
(Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, Geometry)
Name/PositionContact Information
Michele Baskin, Chair
(Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry)
Beverly Clavon
(Health, AP Psychology)
Oliva Kerrigan
(Environmental Science, Biology)
Jacqueline Nickerson
(Anatomy and Physiology)
Eileen Pascucci
(Chemistry, Honors Biology, AP Biology)
Jaime Ratkoff
(Physics, Biology)
Social Sciences
Name/PositionContact Information
Stephen Edge
(US History, AP US History)
Jonathan Fruendt
(World History II, AP World History)
Jeff Johnson
(World History I, Pre-AP World History)
Lynn Moore, Chair
(World History, Geography I)
Nicolas Ojeda
(DC History, US Government, AP US Government, Street Law)
Specialized Instruction
Name/PositionContact Information
Seth Brecher
(Special Education Coordinator, College Summit 12, Study Skills)
Troy Cudworth
(Character Exploration, Study Skills Development)
Ben Smith
World Languages
Name/PositionContact Information
Laura Moticka
(Italian I - III)
Genesis Rosales
(Spanish I & II)
Primrose Tishman, Chair
(French I - V)
Name/PositionContact Information
Charles Augins, Chair
(Ethnic Dance, Dance Technique, Dance Potpourri, Ballet)
Melvin Deal
(African Dance, Drummer)
Sandra Fortune-Green
(Ballet Composition)
Adrian Vincent James
Treanna Reid-Alexander
(Dance Improvisation, Dance Orientation, Modern)
Katherine Smith
(Dance History, Modern, Senior Project)
Nikki Sutton-Mackey
(Physical Education, Modern Dance)
Nina Willner
Instrumental Music
Name/PositionContact Information
Norman Brentley
(Flute Technique, Flute Ensemble)
Amanda Collins
(French Horn)
Isaac Daniel, Chair
(Orchestra, Guitar Technique, Conducting)
Leslie DeLaine
(Music Theory, Violin Technique)
Tyra Flotte
(Clarinet Technique, Clarinet Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Radical Elite Show Band, Music Theory II, Concert Band)
Dupor Georges
(Lower Brass, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Theory)
Brent Gossett
(Sight Singing II & Tuba)
Lynne Gray
(Piano Theory, Music History)
Heather Haughn
(Violin & Viola Technique, String Ensemble, Concert Band)
Kieron Irvine
(Trumpet Tech I-IV, Wind Ensemble, Radical Elite Show Band)
Carolyn Kellock
(Bass Technique, Music Theory)
Mark Meadows
(Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The Mellow Tones)
Haewon Min
(Music Theory II, Accelerated Piano, Piano Ensemble, Piano Technique, Piano Theory, Harp)
Paul Morgan
(Composition, Music Theory III)
Janet Peachey
(Music History, Music Theory, Composition, AP Theory)
Denna Purdie
(Cello Technique, Music Theory II)
Francis Thompson
(Percussion Technique, Music Theory)
Davey Yarborough
(Jazz Studies Director, Saxophone Technique, Jazz Orchestra)
Literary Media & Communications
Name/PositionContact Information
Eric Easter
Oscar Jamaal
(Mass Media & Communications)
Mark Moore
(Creative Writing, Media II, Journalism I)
Jami Ramberan, Chair
(Media I, II, III)
Museum Studies
Name/PositionContact Information
Nekisha Durrett
(Photography I & II, Exhibit Design I & II, Museum Registration and Conservation, Art History I & II)
Jarvis Grant
(Digital Media)
Kristopher Malone
(Art & Design Foundations, Cultural Studies, Art History, Gallery Management, Mus Communications 3)
Marta Reid Stewart, Chair
(Curatorial Skills; Introduction to Museum Studies; Survey of World Art; Art and Culture; and Senior Internship)
Technical Design & Production
Name/PositionContact Information
John Alexander
(Theatre Design, Technical Production, Theatre Operations)
Betty Fenner Davis
(Costume Technology, Basic Costumes, Technical Production)
Robin Harris
(Curriculum & Logistics Coordinator/Instructor, Entertainment Careers, Stagecraft, Stage Management, Theatre Operations)
Nicole Leonard, Chair
(Theatre Management, Theatre Operations, Senior Project)
Michael Murray
(Costume Shop Manager, Theatre Operations)
Tony Starnes
(Audio/Visual Technician)
Thom Woodward
(Audio Visual Technology, Audio Visual Design, Technical Production)
Name/PositionContact Information
Denise Diggs
(Speech I, II & III)
Ken Johnson, Chair
(Senior Projects, Acting IV, Theatre Styles, Playwriting)
Vera Katz
Dawn Naser
(Movement, Acting I, Theater Operations)
Eric Ruffin
(Theatre History, Play Analysis)
Deidra Starnes
Roz White
(Musical Theatre)
Visual Arts
Name/PositionContact Information
Elana Casey
(Art A, Art History)
Mike Easton
(Drawing I, Drawing III, Painting I, Painting II, Art and Design Foundations)
Rodney Little, Chair
(Art & Design Foundations, Computer Graphics, Design Tools & Techniques, Drawing 2)
Patricia Little
Jacqueline Maggi
(Printmaking, Sculpture)
Mark Walker
(AP Art History, Drawing IV, 2D Concepts, Art History, Art and Design Foundations)
Vocal Music
Name/PositionContact Information
Samuel Bonds
(Vocal Technique, Concert Choir, Opera Workshop)
Chester Burke Jr.
(Piano Theory I, Piano Theory II, Vocal Accompanist)
Michael Crabill
(Vocal Coach, Accompanist)
Roderick Demmings Jr.
Daphne Dunston-Wharton
(Vocal Technique, Concert Choir, Opera Workshop, Sight Singing)
Michael Ely
(Vocal Coach, Accompanist)
Frances Fonza
(Sight Singing II)
Brent Gossett
(Sight Singing II & Tuba)
Lester Green
(Sight Singing I, Accompanist)
Dr. Monique Holmes, Chair
(Vocal Technique, Diction, Concert Choir, Show Choir)
Mark Meadows
(Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The Mellow Tones)
Samuel Prather
(Vocal Jazz Ensemble The Mellow Tones (substitute))
Andrew Smith
(Sight-Singing III-IV & Concert Choir)
Sylvia Twine
(Voice Technique, Music History, Sight Singing, Female Ensemble Sophisticated Ladies)
Roz White
(Musical Theatre)