photo caption: (L to R) NSCP President Bruce DarConte, Councilmember David Grosso, and Amidon Principal Isabella Miller.


photo caption: Teachers at the event.



photo caption: Councilmember Charles Allen addressing the teachers.

Near Southeast Community Partners (NSCP) and Nando’s Peri-Peri in Yards Park hosted the second annual Teacher Appreciation Event on Feb. 26.

This event was created as a way to show appreciation for the teachers and principals in local Ward 6 schools who work hard to provide the best possible education to their students. It also allows teachers from both schools to mingle and talk about education.

DC Council Education Committee Chair David Grosso was on hand to greet teachers as they arrived and thanked each for their dedication.

NSCP President Bruce DarConte addressed the attendees with Amidon Principal Isabella Miller and Jefferson Principal Natalie Gordon.

Mr. DarConte then introduced Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, who attended with his wife Jordi and daughter Cora to enjoy some great food.

Councilmember Allen updated everyone with the latest information on committee oversight and DCPS school information, and then thanked the teachers.

Ward 6 State Board of Education Representative Joe Weedon attended to show his support for the teachers.

The event included appetizers, dinner, and drinks for the teachers courtesy of Nando’s Peri-Peri.

Amidon-Bowen and Jefferson Academy are schools with rising test scores and enrollment, which is due to the hard work of principals, teachers, and staff.

Although only in its second year, the Teacher Appreciation Event is already becoming a tradition. An additional event in autumn is in the planning stage and Van Ness Elementary school teachers should be joining in on the fun.

Let’s work to create a vibrant riverfront community, one bite at a time.

By: Bruce DarConte

Near Southeast Community Partners

Amidon-Bowen PTA member

Van Ness SIT Team member


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