Members


Commission Members

Tony Allen, Ph.D., Chairperson
Wilmington resident and senior executive with Bank of America

VACANT Vice-Chairperson

S. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman, Vice-Chairperson
Wilmington Parent, Education Advocate, and Public Allies Alumna

Ralph Ackerman
Vice-President, Brandywine School Board

Eve Buckley, Ph.D.
Parent and Education Advocate, Christina School District

The Honorable Nnamdi Chukwuocha
Chair, Education, Youth & Families Committee, Wilmington City Council

Karen Eller
Teacher, Christina School District and Member of Wilmington Education Advisory Committee

Tim Foxx
President and Chief Executive Officer, Communities in Schools Delaware

Reverend Meredith Griffin
Chairperson, Education Committee Interdenominational Ministers Action Council

Frederika Jenner
President, Delaware State Education Association

Yvonne Johnson
Parent and Education Advocate, Red Clay Consolidated School District

Joseph T. Laws
President, Colonial School Board

Margie Lopez Waite
Head of School, Las Americas ASPIRA Academy Charter School

Johnny Means
Student, Red Clay Consolidated School District

Aretha Miller
Executive Director, Community Education Building

Harrie Ellen Minnehan
President, Christina School Board

Joe Pika, Ph.D.
Former President, State Board of Education

Chandra Pitts
Parent and Executive Director, One Village Alliance

The Honorable Charles Potter, Jr.
Representative, Delaware General Assembly

Kenny Rivera
Vice President, Red Clay School Board and Teacher, Brandywine High School

The Honorable David Sokola
Senator, Delaware General Assembly

Michelle Taylor
President, United Way of Delaware

Breyonna Williams
Student, Colonial School District

Committee Co-chairs

Redistricting Committee
Joe Pika, Ph.D., Former President, State Board of Education
Henry Harper, Ph.D., Former Superintendent, Appoquinimink School District

Charter and District Collaboration Committee
Eve Buckley, Ph.D., Parent and Education Advocate, Christina School District
Aretha Miller, Executive Director, Community Education Building

Meeting the Needs of Students in Poverty Committee
Michelle Taylor, President, United Way of Delaware
Jackie Jenkins, Ed.D., Education Advisor, Office of the Mayor of the City of Wilmington

Funding Student Success Committee
Jill Floore, Chief Financial Officer, Red Clay Consolidated School District
Mike Jackson, Deputy Comptroller-General, State of Delaware

Parent, Educator, and Community Engagement Committee
S. Elizabeth Lockman, Wilmington Parent, Education Advocate, and Public Allies Alumna

Fiscal Impact Ad-Hoc Commitee
Joe Pika, Ph.D., Former President, State Board of Education

Commission Support

Provided by the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration

Dan Rich, Ph.D., Policy Director

Liz Farley-Ripple, Ph.D., Research Director

Kelly Sherretz, Project Manager

Kelsey Mensch, Administrative Coordinator

Jerome Lewis, Ph.D., IPA Director and Senior Policy Advisor

Ed Freel, Senior Policy Advisor

Sarah Pragg, Communications Advisor

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