Chief Student Advocate
Faith Gibson Hubbard was appointed as the Chief Student Advocate, for the Office of the Student Advocate, in May 2015. Faith, a former public school teacher, is a passionate education advocate who has served in many capacities including: as the former President of the Ward Five Council on Education; a member of the Advisory Committee for the Student Assignment and DCPS School Boundaries Review process; and currently serves as a board member for the DC Public Library Board of Library Trustees. Faith is currently pursuing her PhD in public policy from the Center of Public Administration & Policy at Virginia Tech – through the case study lens of the student assignment review process for DCPS, Faith’s dissertation focuses on the disconnect between the reflections of public sentiment and government action in public education decision-making processes. Faith also holds a Masters of Public Administration from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Public Relations from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA).
Dan Davis is the Student Advocate for the Office of the Student Advocate. He came to the Office of Student Advocate in October of 2016 after 9 years of supporting District disadvantaged youth and families at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc. Dan’s work with runaway homeless youth, justice involved youth, recent immigrant adults, and disconnected families has cemented a community-first outlook that contributes to our office's ability to help all students succeed. In addition, his current work as an Advocate at the National Human Trafficking Resource Center also contributes to a trauma-informed approach to serving our families. Dan holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from American University.
Khadijah Williams is the Program Associate for both the Office of the Student Advocate and the Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education. She became Program Associate in November 2015 after serving as Fellow for the Ombudsman office. Khadijah credits her experience as a homeless youth in public schools in California for her ability to understand and empathize with parents' concerns regarding their children's education. Prior to the State Board of Education, Khadijah worked for edCount, which supports states and school districts in fulfilling various policy, program, and assessment needs, and Amplify, which creates digital common-core aligned curriculum and assessments. Khadijah holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard University.
Student Advocate Fellows