Dominicca Washington is a Chicago native raised on the city’s South Side. She is a proud product of the Chicago Public Schools System and a first generation college graduate, from Clark Atlanta University. She also holds an M.Ed in Elementary Education. Immediately following undergrad, Dominicca began teaching in Georgia. Shortly thereafter, she returned home to commit her talents to serving the children of the Chicago Public Schools and EPIC Academy. She is also the founder and executive director of SHE Chicago, a young women’s empowerment program serving inner city teen girls. Dominicca has utilized her love for writing and advocacy to spread awareness of issues in education through published articles featured on Education Post, and in the Chicago Sun-Times. She has also been featured in ChalkBeat Chicago as a Teacher Storyteller encouraging new teachers to advocate for themselves early on in their careers.
Dominicca has been involved in education policy as a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow, where she helped design policy recommendations for the recruitment and retention of teachers of color. She is also an Educators for Excellence Inaugural Policy Fellow. She’s served as a CPS Teacher Ambassador and worked as a member of the CPS Equity Office’s Instructional Equity Work Group. She was also featured as one of Chicago Scholars’ 35 under 35 as one of the city’s most promising new leaders. Dominicca is the proud mother of two beautiful CPS children who fuel her passion daily and drive her commitment to closing equity and achievement gaps for Chicago students.