Organization: School Readiness Consulting
Je’Kendria Trahan supports Practice Initiatives for School Readiness Consulting, as well as the development of SRC’s social media presence and equity work. Je’Kendria’s current projects include the coaching work with both the District of Columbia Public School’s Office of Early Childhood Education and Baltimore City Public School’s Office of Early Learning, where she supports the strategic planning, technical assistance, and professional learning for coaches and their leads. In alliance with the DCPS OECE team, she attended a coaches’ professional development session conducted by the National Equity Project, from which she was able to take findings from the sessions to inspire the SRC team to become more purposeful in their equity work. She is also currently assisting with the creation and facilitation of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s CLASS 2014 – 2015 professional development trainings and their communities of practice. She is currently working with the Evaluation team on Target’s Literacy Initiative by reviewing program evaluation methods of various literacy initiatives across the country. Je’Kendria has student-advised the final DCPS-sponsored Child Development Associate cohort during the fall of 2014, where local community members received the credentials to educate pre-K aged children in DC. . As a certified CLASS Observer, Je’Kendria supported the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s 2013 – 2014 CLASS evaluation project. Je’Kendria’s additional work with School Readiness Consulting includes assisting with the development of conference and project proposals and providing technological support to the team.
Je’Kendria has worked with many organizations within the District of Columbia since her arrival in 2005, starting as an AmeriCorps volunteer tutor for Heads Up, a ward 7 and 8 neighborhood initiative that worked with children on improving literacy skills. From there, her work within the district ranges from coordinating Supplemental Educational Service programs for schools in Northeast DC with The Princeton Review, to serving as an educational aide and Rosetta Stone coordinator for Ross Elementary in Northwest DC. Je’Kendria’s passion for her work lies in her belief that all children deserve exemplary education, as well as personalized acknowledgement and celebration of their unique talents and backgrounds.
Je’Kendria holds a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion (Program Implementation & Evaluation) from Mississippi State University and also a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Howard University.