Chess Coaches

The phenomenal success of Chess Girls DC is a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm our volunteers display on a continual basis.  Our classes are taught solely by our phenomenal volunteers.  Current volunteers include:


Coach David Bennett, FIDE Master, MA, Public Administration and Urban Planning, University Southern California


Coach Rita Ismaylov, MA in Economics, American University


Coach Jan Menafee, Georgetown University

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Coach Erin Bell, MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution American University