The Cooper Campus Team

Who We Are

Khashiffa Roberts


Ms. Roberts first joined Washington Latin in 2010 as a Special Education teacher, with a degree from Howard University in journalism and a Masters from the University of the District of Columbia in Special Education. After five years supporting our students with disabilities in partnership with both classroom faculty and families, Ms. Roberts began taking on administrative responsibilities, serving as Dean of Students, 12th Grade Director, Director of Special Education, and Assistant Principal for Student Life over the next five years. In each of these roles, Ms. Roberts ensured that the foundational principles of our classical model remained central to our daily work, reflected in our policies and practices and clearly visible in our classrooms and daily life on campus. Her leadership balanced this “big picture” focus with her constant devotion to our students, challenging and supporting them in their academic and personal growth. This will continue to be her focus for the students and families of the Cooper Campus.

Campus Leadership

Khashiffa Roberts, Principal

Diana Smith, Senior Advisor

Lisa Moore, Director of Numeracy

Anaka Osborne, Director of Literacy

Carenda Nunn, Dean of Student Life & Culture

Samantha Spiegel, Dean of Academic Operations


Olawufumilola Adeosun, 5th Grade English

Jason Berger, 6th Grade Latin

Briette Cottom, Behavior Specialist

Melisma Cox, English Language Learners Case Manager

DeLishia Davis, Student Support Teacher (NY University Resident)

Devon Della-Croce, School Counselor

Alex Doyle, 5th Grade Geography & Literature

Michael Evans, 5th/6th Grade Music

Khalia Gans, 6th Grade English

Sabrina Helck, Math (NY University Resident)

Marina Jacobo, 6th Grade Math

Samuel Jeremenko, 6th Grade Science

Tyisha Jones, Integrated Services Program Manager

Tom O’Brien, Student Support Teacher/Case Manager

JerBria Smith, 5th/6th Grade Physical Education & Health

Joseph Starnes, 6th Grade Civics

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