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 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)
  • Hilary Darilek, E.L. Haynes PCS (voting member)
  • Melissa Kim, DC Public Schools (voting member)
  • Dr. Jubria Lewis, SEED Public Charter School of Washington, DC (voting member)
  • Claudia Lujan, DC Public Schools (voting member)
  • Colin Taylor, DC Public Schools (voting member)
  • Catherine Peretti, My School DC (non-voting member)
  • Lenora Robinson Mills, DC Public Charter School Board (non-voting member)
  • Hanseul Kang, Office of the State Superintendent for Education (non-voting member)

Upcoming Meetings


2019: October 21, 12:30pm


Meeting Minutes



The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is an advisory board to My School DC. The PAC supports My School DC by providing feedback on programmatic direction and the lottery application process, acting as ambassadors of information to their respective communities, and advising the Common Lottery Board on major policy decisions. For additional information, email


Parent Advisory Council Members

  • Chelsey Christensen, Ward 1

  • Linnea Hegarty, Ward 1

  • Yael Meirovich, Ward 1

  • David Wetmore, Ward 2

  • Michael Sriqui, Ward 3

  • Anson Harris, Ward 4

  • Elani Lawrence, Ward 4

  • Alexandra Simbana, Ward 4

  • Johntia Barnes, Ward 5

  • Katrina Gillespie, Ward 5

  • Nina Hughes, Ward 5

  • Laurence Gill, Ward 6

  • Maria Elena Moreno Van Maren, Ward 6

  • Kimberly Bell, Ward 7

  • Yolanda Corbett, Ward 7

  • Ashley Hammonds, Ward 7

  • Jasmine Jones, Ward 7

  • Tori Hawkins-Plummer, Ward 8

  • Brian Thompson, Ward 8

  • Anise Walker, Ward 8

  • Reginald Workman, Ward 8