By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow
Spring has officially sprung for State Board members! This past month, the members of the Board participated in and attended enlightening and fascinating events around the District.
Ashley (At-Large) read to students at Cedar Tree Academy as part of the Read Across DC Campaign.
I had such a fun time participating in #ReadAcrossDC this morning and meeting the students at @CedarTreeDC! #ThriveByFiveDC pic.twitter.com/vMxfrnxS8B
— Ashley Carter (@CarterforDC) April 3, 2018
Ruth (Ward 3) braved the cold and attended the Nationals opening day game.
Cold (and fun) opening weekend @Nationals! pic.twitter.com/deIAy7VOIu
— Ruth Wattenberg (@Ruth4Schools) April 7, 2018
Similarly, Joe (Ward 6) attended opening day… for the Capitol Hill Little League!
#OpeningDay @CHLittleLeague pic.twitter.com/ZLGNMzYmua
— Joe Weedon (@joeweedon) April 14, 2018
Lannette (Ward 4) met Redskins players Anthony Lanier II (DL) and Jeremy Sprinkle (TE) at LaSalle-Backus’ ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new library!
Ward 4 Representative @Lannette4Ward4 & Senior Policy Analyst @msalcicc joined the @Redskins today to cut the ribbon at the new @LBECDC library! @dcpublicschools @RedskinsCR #READesign #RedskinsGiveBack pic.twitter.com/j9jfivInPI
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) April 20, 2018
Markus (Ward 8) hosted a talk with DCPS Interim Deputy Mayor for Education Ahnna Smith during his monthly “Meet with Markus” discussion.
Thanks to @DMEforDC @AhnnaKim and all the students, parents, educators and stakeholders for joining us for our Meet Up with Markus event in Shipley Terrace!
Thanks to @OLMDCTEENS for hosting us at @FBRNation! pic.twitter.com/6qXcjYXCEK
— Rep. Markus Batchelor (@MarkusSBOE) April 28, 2018
Laura (Ward 1) attended a live conversation between local DC philanthropist David Rubenstein and Mayor Muriel Bowser.
“More and more parents are choosing our schools.” @MayorBowser talking with David Rubenstein @DCEdFund pic.twitter.com/oDEN0SQydH
— Laura Wilson Phelan (@LWilsonPhelan) April 11, 2018
Karen (Ward 7), along with Ashley (At-Large) attended the citywide Every Day Counts event.
Great to see so many of our #EveryDayCounts partners here, including @MBSYEP, @CarterforDC, @Karen4ward7sboe, and many of our ANC Commissioners! We also #ShopSmallDC and had a great lunch from Eclectic Cafe in Ward 7, thanks @DMGEOSnowden for the recommendation! pic.twitter.com/Iva1ttzCqz
— DME (@DMEforDC) April 21, 2018
The State Board also had the opportunity to visit two schools around the District in April.
Ashley (At-Large), Ruth (Ward 3), and members of the SBOE staff toured Jefferson Middle School Academy in early April.
We’re starting out our day touring @dcpublicschools @JATrojans! Thanks to Principal Dohmann and his team for welcoming us! @CarterforDC @Ruth4Schools pic.twitter.com/9iLCXmNegN
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) April 5, 2018
Joe (Ward 6), Ruth (Ward 3), and members of the SBOE staff and Ombudsman’s Office toured Seaton Elementary School in mid-April.
We’re starting out our day touring @dcpublicschools @SeatonDC! Thanks to Principal Jackson, Asst. Principal Jacobs, Ms. Kirkpatrick & the entire team for welcoming us! @joeweedon @Ruth4Schools @DCOmbuds pic.twitter.com/s66EukggJF
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) April 19, 2018
The State Board is looking forward to continuing to engage with the community throughout the month of May!