Sr. Mary Bourdon, RJM – Head of School, Washington School for Girls
In December, Washington School for Girls (WSG) hired Jaztina Somerville, WSG ’06, to join the Office of Student Life and Graduate Support. She is the first alumna to return to work at WSG in a full-time position, and the staff and students are excited for her to bring her unique perspective to the administration of the school.
“When we decided to add a new person to the Graduate Support and Student Life team, I thought immediately of Jaztina. She is compassionate, committed to helping others, and diligent in everything that she does. We are lucky to have her back with us again,” said Kimberly Hopwood, Director of Graduate Support and Student Life. Jaztina will primarily serve as a supporter and role model for WSG’s most recent graduates, guiding them through the transition into high school and serving as a mentor.
When she graduated, Jaztina was a member of the sixth graduating class of the Washington School for Girls, then known as the Washington Middle School for Girls. After WSG she attended Cesar Chavez Public Charter School. Jaztina graduated with honors in four years, and a highlight of her high school years was participation in the “We the People” competition and Model United Nations. Jaztina continued her education at Frostburg State University, where she pursued a degree in Social Work. In recognition of her achievements both in the classroom and in the local community, she was inducted into the Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Social Work before her graduation in December of 2014. Prior to starting at WSG, Jaztina worked on a number of projects in Washington, DC, that focused on youth homelessness and education.
WSG welcomes Jaztina with open and loving arms!