Board and Parent Leadership

My School DC is governed by the Common Lottery Board, established by the FY15 Budget Support Act with representation from both DCPS and participating public charter schools. A Parent Advisory Council and committees of participating local education agencies (LEAs) provide input to My School DC and the Common Lottery Board to inform the design of the process and parent outreach efforts. The board meets quarterly and the meetings are public. For additional information, email  


Members of the Common Lottery Board

  • Paul Kihn, Deputy Mayor for Education (chairperson, voting member)
  • Daniela Anello, DC Bilingual PCS (voting member)
  • Teresa Biagioni, DC Public Schools (voting member)
  • Hilary Darilek, E.L. Haynes PCS (voting member)
  • Melissa Kim, DC Public Schools (voting member)
  • Charis Sharp, Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) PCS (voting member)
  • Colin Taylor, DC Public Schools (voting member)
  • Amy Lerman, My School DC (non-voting member)
  • Katie Dammann, DC Public Charter School Board (non-voting member)
  • Shana Young, Office of the State Superintendent for Education (non-voting member)

Upcoming Meetings

  • July 29, 2021


Meeting Minutes



The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is an advisory board to My School DC. The PAC provides input on the design and implementation of policies, programming, and new initiatives for My School DC, serves as ambassadors of information to their respective schools and communities, and advises the Common Lottery Board on major policy decisions. The PAC is comprised of volunteers from all eight Wards of the District who represent both DCPS and public charter schools.


My School DC is actively recruiting for a representative for its PAC from Ward 5! Read more about serving on PAC. Interested? Apply by Monday, August 16, For additional information, email


Parent Advisory Council Members

  • Chelsey Christensen, Ward 1

  • Yael Meirovich, Ward 1

  • Marie Njeuga, Ward 1

  • David Wetmore, Ward 2

  • Michael Sriqui, Ward 3

  • Elani Lawrence, Ward 4

  • Julie Patton Lawson, Ward 4

  • Alexandra Simbana, Ward 4

  • Katrina Gillespie, Ward 5

  • Laurence Gill, Ward 6

  • Andre Taylor, Ward 6

  • Kimberly Bell, Ward 7

  • Yolanda Corbett, Ward 7

  • Ashley Hammonds, Ward 7

  • Jasmine Jones, Ward 7

  • Johntia Barnes, Ward 8

  • Tori Hawkins-Plummer, Ward 8

  • Brian Thompson, Ward 8

  • Reginald Workman, Ward 8