Lannette Woodruff was sworn in as the Ward 4 representative for the State Board of Education on January 2, 2017. Dr. Lannette Woodruff has been an advocate for schools and families for over 30 years. She is a 22 year resident of the Manor Park neighborhood in Ward 4. Lannette is married and has two children, ages 12 and 16, who both attend DC public schools. Her reason for running for the state board was to represent the voice of families in Ward 4.
As a Shepherd Elementary parent and PTA member, Lannette served on the Local School Advisory Team and helped to implement their international baccalaureate (IB) program. More recently, Lannette implemented a volunteer tutoring program for Banneker High School students at E.L Haynes Middle School. Before that, she taught in the Urban Education program at UDC and ran the Howard University Early Learning Program for pre-K and kindergarten students. She earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Howard University in 2000.