Our mission is to serve children and adults with intellectual disabilities and to support their families.

What We Do

St. Coletta of Greater Washington is a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization.  At St. Coletta we believe in the immeasurable value of the individual human spirit and the right of each individual to live as full and independent a life as possible. We respect the dignity of all persons entrusted to our care and our goal is to serve them in an atmosphere that encourages their talents, celebrates their successes and builds their self-esteem.

Our History

St. Coletta was founded in 1959 by parents of a child with Down Syndrome. The school began in the basement of St. Charles Borromeo School in Arlington with five students. Over the intervening years it moved to several different locations in Arlington and in 1996 school leaders made the decision to purchase a permanent facility in Alexandria that would allow for growth. The larger facility allowed the school to begin an adult day program as well as to expand the student population.   In September 2006 we moved our school program to our DC campus. In 2008 we started an adult program in Rockville.
 

Support Our Work

We are a non-sectarian, non-profit organization. We depend on the support of caring individuals to be able to offer the tailored instruction and variety of activities that help our students and adults develop all their potential.
Contributions to St. Coletta are tax-deductible, much needed, and greatly appreciated.

We are good stewards of your contributions. One-hundred percent (100%) of your donation goes directly to programs for our students and adults. Thank you.

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Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT

Sue Goodhart
Executive Vice President | Compass

Secretary

Delmas Johnson
Retired
(Former U.S. Department of Transportation Director for Strategic and Program Planning, NHTSA)

Treasurer

Carl Nelson
Regulatory Consultant
(Former Associate General Counsel, American Airlines)

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

David Pryor, Jr.
Director Government Affairs
Microsoft

Pablo Chavez
Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs
LinkedIn

Karla H. Crockett
Director, Luxury and Lifestyle, Brand Communications, Hilton

Leah Damato
St. Coletta Employee
Former St. Coletta student

Terrence Dwyer, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R.
Rheumatologist, Associate
Greater Metropolitan Orthopaedic Institute

Karen Gray
Attorney

Sharon B. Raimo
Chief Executive Officer
St. Coletta of Greater Washington

Mike Smith
Cornerstone Government Affairs

Special Education PCS Board

PRESIDENT

Peggy O’Brien, PhD
Director of Education Programs for the Folger Shakespeare Library

TREASURER

Donald Denton
Real Estate Broker
President Capitol Hill BID
Recipient Capitol Hill Community Achievement Award

SECRETARY

Chip Henstenburg
DC Resident
Former St. Coletta School parent

Ed Ebinger, PhD
Deputy Branch Head, Mind Warfare US (Pentagon)
St. Coletta School Parent

Frances Slaughter
Nursery School Teacher
Recipient Capitol Hill Community Achievement Award

We look forward to hearing from you.

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