Maura Englender joined DC Prep in 2013, and is the Benning Elementary Campus (BEC) Principal. Prior to this role, she served as Resident Principal-in-Training as well as Assistant Principal of Academics at the school. Maura began her tenure at DC Prep as a Literacy Coordinator at BEC, working with the Kindergarten through 3rd grade Literacy teachers to develop curriculum and improve their instructional practices. Prior to joining the team, Maura taught high school history in North Carolina and served on Teach For America’s DC staff. Maura earned a BA from Lewis and Clark College and an MEd from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.