James Tandaric, Commissioner, ANC 3F07





Schools & Universities


I was born in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. After finishing my undergraduate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, I moved to DC in the hopes of bringing positive, social change to DC. During the day, I work as an ESL Teacher at a Ward 4 elementary school. I have been teaching in DC for 6 years now and I love working with parents and community members to help their students thrive as learners and humans.

I have been in the ANC Community since June 2020. I originally joined the Housing & Neighborhoods Committee and collaborated with the other members to address issues of public safety. After being part of the community, I formally started a new committee called the Schools & Universities Community. The purpose of this committee is to advocate for schools and parents in ANC 3F.

In my free time, I love playing music. I play several instruments and I perform with a local jazz band as their Bass player. In addition, I enjoy traveling! I try to travel 2-3 times a year either domestically or internationally. Finally, I usually go for walks in the neighborhood so if you see me, say hi!

I hope with all my experience as a teacher and organizer I can advocate for ANC 3F07 and collaborate with the community to identify solutions to issues within the community.

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