Increases in the District’s 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores show that when it comes to education, the District continues to move in the right direction. Despite outperforming every other urban school district in the nation, more needs to be done to close the achievement gap among District students. As an ANC Commissioner and Chair of ANC 2F, I was happy to pass a resolution in support of Birth-to-Three legislation. I have always been a strong supporter of education, and I worked tirelessly with the community to save Garrison Elementary School from being closed when the school was under-enrolled in 2013.  Recently, Garrison Elementary School had the largest increase in English Language Arts (ELA) scores in the entire city.  As your Ward 2 councilmember, I will continue to fight for DC students and families to make sure they have the resources that they need to be successful. To better serve our DCPS and Charter school students, I will:


  • Secure resources to fully fund the District’s ZERO to THREE early-childhood education programs.
  • Commit to ensuring that every child in the District can read on a 3rd grade level by the time they complete 3rd grade.
  • Explore every option to build a middle school in Ward 2.
  • Support the expansion of school-based mental health services and treatment for early childhood trauma.
  • Advocate for appropriate levels of funding for all students in Ward 2.
  • Provide the necessary oversight to ensure that funds allocated for student learning and support are actually spent on those functions.

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