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Washington, DC EPFP
DC EPFP Coordinators
    DC EPFP Site Sponsoring Organization

Jackie Boddie
Adjunct Professor
Trinity University
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Dahlia Shaewitz (EPFP 09-10)
Managing Director
American Institutes for Research
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Download 2018-19 Condensed Syllabus: PDF         Download DC EPFP Brochure: PDF

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The Washington, D.C. EPFP provides unparalleled opportunities for Fellows to develop leadership skills and an understanding of public policy. The program is sponsored and supported by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL).

The program capitalizes on the area's wealth of resources, including an extensive DC-area network of more than 1,000 alumni, as well as on the talented Fellows in the program each year.

Three areas of professional development are stressed: leadership development from personal and theoretical perspectives, understanding of policy issues and processes, and development of productive networks and relationships across a range of organizations.

DC Fellows smile on the steps of the Army War College.

2018-19 DC EPFP Cohort at the Gettysburg Regional Leadership Forum


A weekend retreat introduces Fellows to the program’s substance and begins the process of team-building. Fellows meet thereafter at evening sessions twice each month, and two extended, day-long sessions provide the opportunity for deeper study of significant issues or policy areas.

Seminars, site visits, book club discussions, and a policy project engage Fellows in studying topics of current, as well as perennial interest, including issues of national concern and the more immediate challenges to policymakers and service in a metropolitan, cross-jurisdictional area. The "Annapolis Policy Seminar" enables Fellows to explore the dynamics of state level policymaking.

Instrumented feedback through leadership and social styles inventories provides a range of alternative perspectives on each Fellow’s profile of strengths and areas for development. Each Fellow creates an Individual Development Plan to reinforce professional growth as an intentional, systematic process.


 I started classes (at the Harvard Graduate School of Education) and am beyond thrilled with the students, faculty and experience so far… I have referenced my experience at EPFP quite a few times already as a positive experience that helped me connect with other educators and understand/discuss various topics in Education (i.e. Standards & Assessments, Cultural Competency, etc.) with equally bright and passionate individuals. I cannot express how much I believe EPFP has prepared me for this year and am very thankful for the experience you created! I hope the next cohort has as awesome of a time in the program (but of course I know they will).”

--Sireesha Kalapala (DC EPFP 2014-15)

2015-16 DC EPFP Cohort at the Gettysburg Regional Leadership Forum

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