Candice Hope Washington is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Indiana Elementary Educator Policy Fellow who serves as Foundational Reading Specialist at Kindezi Academy in Indianapolis. Candice is a 2014 Teach for America alum. Candice was awarded Teacher of the Year on her campus, the Black Expo Teacher Excellence Award, and the Aspiring Leadership Award while in TFA. She’s also been a 1st grade Mentor Teacher on her campus. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, and has a MAT from Marian University, with a concentration in Early Childhood Elementary. Candice also completed the BLA Program at Marian.