The 2023 DCAEYC Board Election is Open!
Voting closes Wednesday, December 20, 2023
The 2023 DCAEYC Board Election is now open! Voting closes on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Before voting, get to know the candidates by reading their bios below. In order to vote, you must be a DCAEYC member In Good Standing. For information on becoming a member or renewing your membership, please visit our "Become a Member" page.
At-Large Board Member Candidates Bios
Deputy Chief of Education and Youth Programs, Martha's Table
Beatriz Barros is the Deputy Chief of Education and Youth Programs at Martha's Table. She has been committed to the Martha’s Table mission for over ten years, beginning her work in the Out-of-School Time program as the Education Group Leader in our original home on 14th Street Northwest. In her director role, Beatriz led the Maycroft Education team in achieving and maintaining a High-Quality designation for the past four years, played an integral role in our community-led strategic planning process, and consistently identified opportunities across the organization to connect with and serve team members, families, and the community. In her current role, she leads the work to build out older youth programming to align with community wants and needs.
Beatriz’s career in education began in 2001 as an AmeriCorps Team Member before working in both DC Public Schools and Charter Schools. She has worked in various non-profits in the District before beginning her work at Martha’s Table. Beatriz holds a Master’s in Elementary Education from Trinity University.
CDA Program Manager, Briya Public Charter School
Mau Castro-Trujillo is the current CDA Program Manager at Briya Public Charter School, as well as an adjunct faculty professor in two of the most prestigious community colleges in the region. Mau has been working in the field of early childhood for more than 20 years and in the last ten as a college professor/adult ed. Instructor educating early childhood teachers and staff. In those years, she has worked assisting, organizing, coordinating, and training in different work settings in the education field, including providing technical assistance and visits to Family Childcare Providers and designing college-level courses while working with a diverse student population.
Mau worked for six years developing, designing, and teaching developmental classes for Workforce Development and Continuing Education as part of a certification program at the Montgomery Community College in Maryland. She has overseen the CDA Program at Briya Public Charter School for the last eight years, teaching English and Spanish. And more recently, Mau started teaching for the unique Bilingual Associate Degree Program at the University of Districtof Columbia.
Before coming to the US, Mau obtained two bachelor’s degrees in education from the Catholic University, earned in Caracas, Venezuela, and another degree in International Studies once she was already here. Lastly, last year, Mau finished a master’s degree at Trinity Washington University in Curriculum Design and Instruction, with a concentration in Social Justice.
In her free time, Mau is an avid reader, a passionate yoga and meditation practitioner, and someone who loves music and movement. She is very enthusiastic about education and social justice, as well as children and their beautiful minds.
Owner and Founder, POC Learning Academy
Alethea Etinoff is a native Washingtonian with a wide range of interests. From a young age, it was evident Alethea had a passion for politics, policy and the justice system. Alethea was the only one of her adolescent friends that daily sat and watched the Iran-Contra Hearings.
Besides her passion surrounding the justice system, Alethea is an avid traveler. She credits her mother for her love of travel. Her mom took her on her first and many international flights at the ageof 8 years old. Alethea was raised to believe you can’t truly understand and appreciate some one else’s culture if you haven’t experienced it for yourself. Nor can you effect change on matters you have no experience.
In addition to her political and travel pursuits, Alethea enjoys reading. Of course her current reading at this time is, The Fall The End of Fox News. She also enjoys the suspense of James Patterson books.
Alethea’s diverse views on the world make her a well-rounded individual, constantly seeking new ways to share her beliefs and give back to her community.