Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

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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 
Chief of Staff Carlie Fisherow
Director of Communications and Engagement Benjamin Fritsch
 Policy Advisor  Rebecca Lee
Director of Planning, Data and Analysis Jennifer Comey
Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs Clara Botstein
Director of Strategic Initiatives Monica Dodge
Director of Strategic Initiatives Laura Harding
Policy Analyst Richelle Russell
Director of Budget and Performance Management Michelle Yan
Interim Executive Director, Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes Vonia Bowie
Executive Director, Office for Students in the Care of DC (SCDC) LaShunda Hill