Head of School & Principal
Sandi Logan is the Principal (previously the Director of Academic Operations) at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA). As Director, Ms. Logan lead operational coordination, implementation, and management of student data tracking and reporting. As the senior liaison to for DESA to D.C. Public School System, she ensures the organizational alignment with and implementation of local and federal standards and policies. She also leads the Special Education, SST/504 and Guidance Counseling Department in providing student support services.
Prior to joining Ellington, Ms. Logan proudly served as a Special Education Chair within the Montgomery County Public School System (MCPS) in Maryland. In this capacity, she served on the front lines of identifying students with special needs such learning disabilities, autism spectrum, and emotional disturbances. With a passion for supporting the educational and emotional development of our young people, she led a team a team of education professionals in teaching children with emotional disturbances at the Positive Education Program in Cleveland, Ohio. In this role, she implemented such forward thinking programs as art therapy as an effective support mechanism for enabling troubled youth to express themselves in a positive and constructive manner.
As a native of Cleveland, OH, she attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration on U.S. and Pan-African History. She earned a Master’s of Education (M.Ed) from Cleveland State University, and holds an Education Administrator Certification from the George Washington University.