By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist
In May, SBOE members criss-crossed the District visiting DCPS and charter schools, attending community events, and participating in important policy summits.
Karen (Ward 7 / President) lauded District teachers for their exceptional contributions at the Gold Standard of Excellence Awards.
Congrats to the winners of Gold Standard of Excellence: these teachers deserved and earned it! Great performance by the @Wilsonhsdcps band! Let’s lift them up for a job well done!! pic.twitter.com/7jtCv6JE4a
— Karen L Williams (@Karen4ward7sboe) May 5, 2018
Jack (Ward 2 / Vice President) honored parents, families, and the LGBTQ community at the PFLAG 45th Anniversary Reception.
— Jack Jacobson (@JackJacobsonDC) May 9, 2018
Ruth (Ward 3) attended #FirstFridays at Rocketship Rise Academy and visited the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum.
Just had great 1st visit to @SmithsonianACM Anacostia Museum, on way home from @RocketshipDC. Truly a hidden gem, esp now w timely “Right to the City” exhibit re DC’s changing neighborhds over time. @dcsocialstudies @robyn_mikvadc. Great location for DC History, Current Issues! pic.twitter.com/jOdX1OTwlc
— Ruth Wattenberg (@Ruth4Schools) May 4, 2018
Ashley (At-Large) and Joe (Ward 6) were up early to join District students at the Bike to School Day event.
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) May 9, 2018
Markus (Ward 8) joined Councilmember Trayon White and members of the community to help along safe passage routes near Ballou High School.
Earlier, I joined CM @TrayonWhite and members of our community to help along safe passage routes near @BallouDC. We all have to do more and I’m committed to galvanizing our community to support our students and keep them safe. pic.twitter.com/ZRPUEhSw7P
— Rep. Markus Batchelor (@MarkusSBOE) May 18, 2018
Ruth (Ward 3) and Joe (Ward 6) joined SBOE staff during May school visits to School Without Walls and Center City Shaw.
We started out today learning about the great things happening at @SWWHSA @dcpublicschools! Thanks to Principal Trogisch & our student guides Samantha & Jerra for the fascinating tour! @Ruth4Schools @joeweedon pic.twitter.com/BlGIi3DOpG
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) May 18, 2018
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) May 23, 2018
Laura (Ward 1) participated in the citywide PAVE Parent Policy Summit on education.
— Laura Wilson Phelan (@LWilsonPhelan) May 19, 2018
Joe (Ward 6) joined students, District employers and partners at Eastern High School’s College and Career Day.
— Joe Weedon (@joeweedon) May 23, 2018
The State Board looks forward to continuing our engagement with the community throughout the month of June!