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Latisha Chisholm

  • Special Education Teacher, Anacostia High School 
  • Ward 8 Resident

Latisha is a Ward 8 resident, parent and educator.  She began her career with DCPS in 2011 as a New Heights Coordinator for Ballou STAY High School, moved into English and Special Education teaching and case management at Ballou High School, and is now the Special Education Coordinator for Anacostia High School.  She has routinely worked with the most marginalized high school students and those most likely to become disconnected at some point during their high school career, namely self-contained special education students and ninth grade repeaters.  In response to student needs, she has advocated for blended learning and individualized learning options, and is excited to explore opportunities to hold our educators, students, and families to expectations that make sure our students are prepared for the next stage of their lives after high school.  Latisha received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, with Honors in Education, from Stanford University.  She went on to pursue her Masters of Social Welfare (MSW) from University of California, Berkeley.  She has been a CityBridge Education Innovation Fellow, serves as the Board Chair of DC Family & Youth Initiative (an organization that provides mentors and adoptive families to adolescents in the foster care system), and is a crisis specialist for Children and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Services (ChAMPS) though Catholic Charities.