Interstages provides opportunities
for early adolescents in low-opportunity neighborhoods to discover
talents, develop and strengthen skills, and heighten self-awareness,
setting the stage for a successful transition into young adulthood.
focus on early adolescence
supports students in grades 5-8 as they navigate this challenging
stage and make decisions that can affect the rest of their lives.
Interstages not only helps
each student create and implement detailed academic plans but
also monitors and supports student progress toward personalized
to history through arts
At Interstages, students
study the arts in historical and cultural context, so they begin
to connect to history and view arts as both social indicators
and tools for social change.
Herb Scott, Co-Founder
Interim Executive Director,
Herb Scott is a former public school teacher and co-founder of
Interstages, Inc. who has taught music at Kramer Middle and Barnard
Elementary Schools (both DCPS). He holds a music degree from Morehouse
College and is completing work on a Master of Music degree at
Catholic University. He served on the Board of Directors of DC
Boys Choir and is an accomplished soloist. He helped start CAUSE,
a group of Shepherd Park parents advocating on behalf of their
neighborhood public schools. He is the father of three, a realtor,
and an active community member.
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Ms. Kamila Thigpen, Chairman
Mr. Lamont Harrell, Harrell Group, LLC,
Bashar Mardam-Bey, Treasurer
Vice President of Operations, MarketBridge
Vicky Beasley, JD, Secretary
Of Counsel, Patton Boggs, LLP
Mr. Patrick Linehan, JD, Board Recruitment
Of Counsel, Steptoe and Johnson, LLP
Ms. Kendell Kelly, JD, Fundraising Chair
Attorney at Law, Kendell Kelly, PC
Mr. Herb Scott, Interim Executive/Program Director