Message from Shepherd’s Instructional Superintendent

Shepherd ElementaryAnnouncements

Dear Parents and Families of Shepherd Elementary School, 

As we close out another remarkable school year at DC Public Schools and turn our focus toward School Year 2022-2023, I am excited to announce that Tiffany Emmanuel-Wright was selected as the next principal of Shepherd Elementary! I want to thank Shepherd parents, families, and community members who participated in this process for providing compelling feedback in the selection of our new school leader.

Mrs. Tiffany Emanuel-Wright is an experienced educator, administrator, and instructional leader with a passion for lifelong learning and leadership. Mrs. Emanuel-Wright advocates for student academic achievement. This philosophy aligns with her vision for educating and inspiring teachers, students, and families through developing independent, competent, capable, and action-oriented thinkers.

Mrs. Emanuel-Wright brings to Shepherd 18 years of successful experience as an educator with results-driven experience. In her previous roles she spent two years as a reading coach, six years as a teacher, and four years as an assistant principal. Before accepting this position, she was principal of an elementary school located in Jacksonville, Florida, for the past eight years.

During Mrs. Emanuel-Wright’s educational leadership career, she transformed a low-performing elementary school from a grade F to grade B, transformed school climate and culture, was recognized for the Best and Brightest Principal Scholarship Awards, appointed as a JPEF Nina Waters Fellow for Leadership and Management, and featured in the November/December 2021 NAESP Principal Magazine.

Mrs. Emanuel-Wright holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Howard University. Mrs. Emanuel-Wright holds professional educator certifications in Educational Leadership (All Levels), School Principal (All Levels), Elementary Education (K-6), and Journalism (6-12).

I am confident that the next phase of excellence at Shepherd Elementary will continue the development and success of our scholars, under the leadership of Principal Emanuel-Wright. I look forward to supporting her and the entire Shepherd family in preparation for next school year. Should you have any questions, please contact me via email at [email protected].


Carolyne Albert-Garvey
Instructional Superintendent, Cluster VI