Fenty's Education Team
D'Wanna Lee, acting executive secretary for the D.C. Board of Education, has joined the staff of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D). Lee, who has worked for the school board since July 2005 mainly as a policy analyst, began Monday as a special assistant to former school board member Victor A. Reinoso, Fenty's deputy mayor for education.
Fenty, who is seeking control of the school system, already has numerous school activist and education policy experts on his staff: Jackie Pinkney-Hackett, a school activist who lost her bid to unseat school board member William Lockridge (District 4), is working on Reinoso's staff as director of the Office of Parent and Community Involvement; Bonnie J. Cain, a school activist, is special assistant to Reinoso; Abigail Smith, of EdAction, which fielded school board candidates, is special assistant to Reinoso.
Also Tameria Lewis, previously a staffer for the council's education committee, now works for Fenty's legislative director JoAnne Ginsberg, a former school board member; and Eric Lerum, another former staff for the council's education committee, is Reinoso's chief of staff.
-- reported by V. Dion Haynes
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