DC PCSB Welcomes Three New Board Members
On July 18, DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) welcomed three new members to the Board: Shukurat Adamoh-Faniyan, Shantelle Wright, and Nick Rodriguez.
“I am very excited that there will be three new members to the DC PCSB Board. They bring a rich and diverse expertise and understanding of public charter schools and the needs of students in Washington, DC. I look forward to working with them to improve practice and policies that best serve students and families of this city,” said Dr. Michelle J. Walker-Davis, Executive Director of the DC PCSB.
The new members will join Board Chair, Lea Crusey, Vice Chair, Jim Sandman, and Dr. Ricarda Ganjam. Current Board member, Rick Cruz, will step down in August when his term ends.
The new Board members were approved by the DC Council on June 30, 2022. Lea Crusey was also reconfirmed as DC PCSB’s Board Chair.
MEET OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Shukurat Adamoh-Faniyan (pronounced Sha-kora) is a native Washingtonian and Ward 8 resident. She is the Executive Director of Reading Partners DC, a nonprofit that places community volunteers in elementary schools to help students master essential reading skills.She previously worked as Executive Director of Democracy Prep Congress Heights PCS and at Imagine Southeast PCS. She received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of New Orleans and a masters in teaching from American University. Click HERE to learn more about her.
Nick Rodriguez is a Ward 6 resident with more than 20 years of experience working with leaders in education.He is the CEO of Delivery Associates, a consultancy that works with governments, nonprofits, and philanthropies to improve the effectiveness of government services and programs.He holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University, a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and a second master's degree in Latin American Studies from Oxford University, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. Click HERE to learn more about him.
Shantelle Wright is a Ward 8 resident with vast experience in education. She is the Chief Program Officer for EdNavigator, a national nonprofit that empowers families by providing access to high-quality educational support. She also founded and served as CEO of Achievement Prep, a public charter school network in Ward 8. She received her bachelor's degree in sociology from Hampton University and a juris doctorate from The George Washington University School of Law. Click HERE to learn more about her.