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.

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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 Feb. 21, 2020

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News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

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Posted Feb. 20, 2020

More Than Anything, I #LoveTeaching for the Relationships We Build Along the Way

When I divulge to strangers that I am a high school English teacher, I am typically met with skepticism. “You teach teenage brats all day?…

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Posted Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Is American History and Should Be Celebrated All Year Long

As a Minnesotan, February is a signal that the warmth of spring is so close yet so far away (seriously, last Thursday the high was two…

By Simone Hardeman-Jones

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