Board of Directors

DC Prep’s Board of Directors is diverse and multi-talented – drawn to the organization by a deep commitment to the Washington community and to education reform. The Board's mix of business, education, community, and philanthropic leaders has resulted in a tremendously effective and dynamic governing body.

  • Michela English | Board Chair, DC Prep; Education Advocate; Former President and CEO, Fight For Children
  • Eric Price | Board Vice Chair and Treasurer, DC Prep; Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
  • Jenny Abramson | Founder and Managing Partner, Rethink Impact
  • Tearsa Coates | Parent of DC Prep Students
  • Charis Drant | Lawyer and Philanthropist
  • Le Roy (Terry) Eakin III | Chairman, EYA
  • Patrick Gross | Chairman, The Lovell Group
  • Brian Jones | President, Strayer University
  • Judy Lansing Kovler | Psychotherapist in Private Practice
  • Emily Lawson | Founder/CEO and Board Member, DC Prep
  • Maura Marino | CEO, Education Forward DC
  • Arthur McKee | Director, Research, CityBridge Foundation
  • Frennie Nixon | Parent of a DC Prep Student
  • Carol Penksy | Co-founder, Women's Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee
  • Valerie Rockefeller Wayne | Philanthropist and Former Special Education Teacher



What our Students are Saying

“I went to another school before DC Prep. It was loose and sloppy with very little structure. We got a mediocre education and had too much free time. Then my mother heard about DC Prep – and in 2nd grade my sisters and I changed schools. Now, I am an excelling 8th grader who has limitless options for high school and my future. DC Prep has helped me find the potential I didn’t know I had.”
Peniel, 8th grader