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Board Biographies

There are nine members on the DC State Board of Education who are directly elected by voters within the District. Board members’ terms are four years and are staggered so no more than five board members are selected in any one election. To learn about our committee assignments, please visit the 2018 Committee Assignments page.

Karen Williams

Karen Williams, President
Term: 2017-2020
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Jack Jacobson

Jack Jacobson, Vice President
Term: 2017-2020
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Ashley Carter

Ashley Carter, At-Large
Term: 2017-2020
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Laura Wilson Phelan

Laura Wilson Phelan, Ward 1
Term: 2015-2018
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Ruth Wattenberg

Ruth Wattenberg, Ward 3
Term: 2015-2018
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Lannette Woodruff

Lannette Woodruff, Ward 4
Term: 2017-2020
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Mark Jones

Mark Jones, Ward 5
Term: 2015-2018
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Joe Weedon

Joe Weedon, Ward 6
Term: 2015-2018
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Markus Batchelor

Markus Batchelor, Ward 8
Term: 2017-2020
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SY2017-2018 Student Representatives

Tallya Rhodes is a senior at H.D. Woodson High School (Ward 7) and is a resident of Ward 5. A member of the Youth Advisory Council and a delegate for the DC STEM Program, Ms. Rhodes is committed helping the voices of all students be heard.

 

Tatiana Robinson is a junior at Ballou High School (Ward 8) and is a resident of Ward 7. Ms. Robinson serves as Vice President of the Ballou Book Club and is a member of the Principal's Honor Roll. She looks forward to being a voice for students, knowing that the power of an education can be life-altering.