Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) is housed within the DC Public Schools Division of Specialized Instruction under the leadership of Brian Pick, Chief of the Office of Teaching and Learning, Kerri Larkin, Deputy Chief for the Division of Specialized Instruction, and Willina Robson, Director of Transition. Program specific staff include:
Ashlie oversees CEO’s three academies: Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), Exercises in Transition (EXIT) and the Mentoring Academy. She is a former Special Education Teacher, having begun her career with the District of Columbia Public Schools at Cardozo High School. At Cardozo, Ashlie was a Cheerleading Coach and co-founder of Cardozo Ladies of Distinction, a mentoring program for young women. Ashlie earned a B.A. in Psychology from the The College of William and Mary, and a M.A. in Transition Special Education from The George Washington University.
Prior to Oluwaseyi Oseni’s position with the District of Columbia Public Schools, he taught at Northwest College Preparatory High School in the Rochester, NY. Following his time in the classroom, Oseni completed his Principal Residency at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, CT. Oseni also has experience in the non-profit sector where he worked as an Educational Manager for GDAY Foundation. Oseni earned a B.S. in Business Management from Hampton University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from New York University.
Dominic is a former Special Education Teacher with District of Columbia Public Schools, working as part of the CES (Autism) program at Eastern Senior High School. At Eastern, Dominic continues to assist with coaching girl’s soccer; having developed a successful program from the ground up for the 2016 season. Prior to his work in education, Dominic was in the media and marketing field, working with non-profits and in TV and radio. Dominic earned a B.A. in Communications from Temple University and continues to work towards a M.Ed. in Educational Policy and Leadership from American University.