Jimell Sanders

Guest Blogger

Parent and Director of Engagement and Co-Founder, DC Language Immersion Project

Washington, D.C.

Jimell Sanders is a federal employee by day and a force for civic good the rest of the time. She currently works as a health systems specialist for the Department of Defense and has over 15 years of experience in the fields of healthcare and clinical research. She received her bachelors in anthropology from Emory University and a master’s in business administration from Ashford University.

Jimell has developed a strong commitment to improving her local community, specifically education opportunities, through her work with local nonprofits. She lives in Ward 7 and is joined at the hip with Layla, a soon-to-be Houston Elementary DCPS immersion program student.


Posted Apr. 10, 2017

Our Neighborhood School Didn’t Have a Dual-Language Immersion Program So We Started One

As soon as my fiancé and I moved to Washington, D.C. in 2008, we started looking at school options. Although…

By Jimell Sanders

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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