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About DME

The DME is responsible for developing and implementing the Mayor's vision for academic excellence and creating a high-quality education continuum from birth to 24 (from early childhood to K-12 to post-secondary and the workforce).

The three major functions of the DME include:

Our Team

Meet Paul Kihn, Deputy Mayor for Education

Title Name and Email
Special Assistant/Office Manager Tara Lynch 
Director of Communications and Outreach Adam Middleton
 Senior Policy Advisor  Rebecca Lee
Director of Planning and Analysis Jennifer Comey
Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs Clara Botstein
Director of Strategic Initiatives Monica Dodge
Director of Strategic Initiatives Rebecca Ryan
Director of Budget and Performance Management Tayla Bloom
 Chief of Staff Michelle Yan
Executive Director, Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes Dr. Shontia L. Lowe
Executive Director, Office for Students in the Care of DC (SCDC) LaShunda Hill