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 [email protected].  


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


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 parents and guardians from Wards 1, 4, 6 and 8 to participate in PAC. All interested individuals can apply here. Please review the membership criteria and meeting schedule prior to applying. For additional information, email [email protected]


Parent Advisory Council Members

  • Chelsey Christensen, Ward 1

  • Yael Meirovich, Ward 1

  • David Wetmore, Ward 2

  • Michael Sriqui, Ward 3

  • Elani Lawrence, Ward 4

  • Alexandra Simbana, Ward 4

  • Johntia Barnes, Ward 5

  • Katrina Gillespie, Ward 5

  • Nina Hughes, Ward 5

  • Laurence Gill, 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

  • Reginald Workman, Ward 8