Mireille Lopez Humes
Senior Director, Education Programs
Mireille is the Senior Director, Education where she leads all education initiatives aimed at ensuring Strong By 8 for all children enrolled in Martha’s Table which includes Early Childhood Education, Out of School Time, Older Youth and Family Engagement. As part of the senior management team she actively contributes to the strategy development and implementation and shares responsibility for the overall management of Martha’s Table, in fulfillment of our mission.
Mireille has worked in the field of education for over 18 years as a teacher and school administrator. She began her teaching career in the District of Columbia Public schools (DCPS), and also taught in Boston Public Schools and Prince George’s County schools before moving into administration. As an Assistant Principal, Mireille was selected to participate in The New Leaders for New Schools Leadership development program to develop strong educational leaders. She spent the past five years as a principal in DCPS serving students and families in Ward 8 in one of the District’s highest priority elementary schools. Under her leadership as principal, student achievement increased in both math and reading, and student satisfaction improved significantly. Her school was also one of the five schools selected by the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities to be a Turnaround Art schools, partnership created by President Obama to increase arts education programs in low performing schools. Through this partnership, she developed a summer camp to expose students to the arts and increase literacy instruction for students. In 2015, Mireille was also one of ten DCPS principals selected to receive a scholarship to the Georgetown Executive Master’s program at the McDonough School of Business.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Trinity University, and an Executive Master’s Degree in Leadership from Georgetown University.