Shavonyuette Dotson has been named the director at the Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center taking over late last year for the retiring Modestine Snead. Prior to taking the helm at the community center, Dotson was the director of the Boys & Girls Club in Manassas, VA. Dotson has a dual degree from the University of Wisconsin in Women’s Studies and Theater Arts and is working on a master’s degree in public administration.
The Center is home to several programs such as “Senior Sensations,” a program designed for active adults ages 55 and older which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, and a myriad of courses such as Senior Shape, Tai Chi, Senior Weight Training, Zumba, Bone Builders, and Karate. Dotson is thrilled to be working at the Clara Barton center and is excited about implementing some new and interesting programs. She is already aware that many in the Cabin John community do not fully utilize the center at the corner of MacArthur Blvd and 75th Street. Dotson has already identified a number of ways the center might expand its offerings, including additional youth activities, more evening exercise classes, and possibly a computer center.