Carlie Fisherow | Executive Director
has been a part of the Yu Ying community first as a parent and supporter of Parent Association events including the Lunar New Year Celebration and KidFest. Prior to joining the team as the new Executive Director in July, she served as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the DC Deputy Mayor of Education, where she worked closely on COVID-19 recovery initiatives to stabilize the early childcare sector, accelerate K-12 learning and promote youth safety. Carlie is proud to have spent much of her career working with DC schools and nonprofit leaders. Since graduating from Georgetown, she taught elementary and middle school, was the Founding Principal at Excel Academy Public Charter School, DC’s first public charter school for girls, and served in chief-level roles at Scholar Academies/DC Scholars Community Schools. Carlie was also the principal at DC Scholars Stanton Elementary, where she helped the campus become a national model for family and community engagement, led measurable student performance improvements, and built a supportive program for teachers resulting in 95% staff retention. Carlie also holds a Master of Arts in teaching from American University.