Erin Clark, Kindergarten Teacher


Juana Bendana, Instructional Aide/Asistente

WolffStacy Wolff, Kindergarten Teacher


Stacy Wolff will be joining the Powell Family for the 2017-2018 school year. She is very excited to have the opportunity to join our Kindergarten Team. Stacy has been living in North Carolina since 2009. For the past six years she has been teaching Kindergarten and First Grade in Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools and Durham Public Schools. She also previously worked with Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Boston and North Carolina. Stacy earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Widener University and Master of Science Degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.

TibaMajitu Tiba, Instructional Aide

Carmichael-9Beth Carmichael, Kindergarten Teacher 

Beth Carmichael has been teaching for ten years and it is her third year here at Powell Bilingual. After receiving degrees in Bilingual Education and Spanish Philology from at California State University, Chico, Ms. Carmichael lived and taught abroad in Madrid, Spain. For five years, she taught English conversation and grammar in Spanish/English dual language classrooms for children ages two through eight years old. Upon her return to the United States in 2012, Ms. Carmichael received her Early Childhood Teaching Certification from Center for Inspired Teaching, spending her residency year at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School. At Powell, she currently serves as a member of the Family Engagement Leadership Team, supporting staff in building community across families and classrooms.

heidyHeidi Marquez, Instructional Aide
Ms. Marquez was born and raised in Washington, DC but her family is from El Salvador where she loves to travel to. She has worked for aftercare for 6 years and knew that educating children was going to be her career of choice. She attended Trinity Washington University and majored in Human Relations with a minor in Education and graduated with honors. She is the oldest of six siblings who she cares and loves for a lot and can provide the same nurturing and warm environment for her students. Art, music, and dancing bachata is what Ms. Marquez enjoys during her free time.


OuGina Ou Sanchez, Kindergarten Teacher 

I was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with my latina madre, my Taiwanese padre, and three younger siblings. In high school, I moved to Florida, and soon after attended the University of Virginia where I studied Economics and Foreign Affairs. After college, I trained through DC Teaching Fellows to become an elementary teacher and have been in DCPS for the last 6 years. This is my third year at Powell ES.

Gerardo Ortego, Instructional Aide
My name is Gerardo Ortega. I was born and raised in Alicante, Spain. I studied at the Complutense University of Madrid. This is my second year in Washington DC and in DCPS, I worked at Tyler Es last school year and this is my first year at Powell ES. I also work as a soccer coach for DC scores at Powell ES.


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