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
  • Hadley Cooper | DC Prep Development Committee Chair
  • Jenny Abramson | Founder and Managing Partner, Rethink Impact
  • Patrick Clowney | Parent of a DC Prep Student
  • Nicole Davy | Parent of a DC Prep Student
  • Le Roy (Terry) Eakin III | Chairman, EYA
  • Brian Jones | President, Strayer University
  • Mercedes Kearney | Parent of a DC Prep Student
  • Judy Lansing Kovler | Psychotherapist in Private Practice
  • Emily Lawson | Founder and Board Member, DC Prep
  • Maura Marino | CEO, Education Forward DC
  • Lawrence C. Nussdorf | Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Clark Enterprises
  • Valerie Rockefeller | Philanthropist and Former Special Education Teacher

DC Prep Open Meeting Policy: 
As a network of public charter schools, DC Prep embraces our responsibility to the community of students, family and staff we serve.  Board meetings are open to the community, though personnel discussions, competitive contract negotiations, confidential student information and sensitive matters will always be handled in closed session.  Meeting times and dates are published on DC Prep’s website, along with meeting minutes. If you are interested in attending, please contact at least 3 business days in advance so that we can ensure adequate space & materials for all attendees.



What Parents are Saying

“We initially chose DC Prep because of its track record with great test scores and teachers. They follow kids through high school and college. We want to cultivate productive citizens and the school we chose has the same philosophy. We're completely committed to the school, and the school to us.”
Erika Harrell, Parent