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Suzanne Wells

  • Suzanne WellsFounder, Capitol Hill Public Schools Parents Association

Suzanne Wells has had a child attending DCPS continuously since 1997.  She has served in various parent leadership positions at the Capitol Hill Cluster School, Tyler Elementary School, and Eliot-Hine Middle School.  In 2005, she founded the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO) as a way to promote greater cooperation among the parent organizations among the schools on Capitol Hill.  CHPSPO now includes member schools from across Ward 6.  In 2007 and 2008, she co-chaired the School Libraries Project which was a unique partnership between DCPS and the Capitol Hill Community Foundation to renovate eight elementary and middle school libraries.  She has testified on a variety of public education issues before the DC Council, the DC Council Education Subcommittee, the State Board of Education, and the Public Charter School Board.  She retired in 2016, after a 33-year career at the Environmental Protection Agency.