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

Adriana Bohm, Ph.D.
Sociology Professor, Delaware County Community College

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
Retired Educator, Red Clay Consolidated School District

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

Mike Matthews
President, Delaware State Education Association

Harrie Ellen Minnehan
President, Christina School Board

Gregory Lloyd Morris
Special Assistant to the Mayor, Wilmington Mayor’s Office

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

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

The Honorable David Sokola
Senator, Delaware General Assembly

Committee Co-chairs

Redistricting Committee – Not Active
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
Margie Lopez Waite, Head of School, Las Americas ASPIRA Academy Charter School

Meeting the Needs of Students in Poverty Committee
Tim Foxx, President and Chief Executive Officer, Communities in Schools Delaware

Funding Student Success Committee – Not Active
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
Whitney Williams, Supervisor, Parents as Teachers New Castle County, Christina School District

Fiscal Impact Ad-Hoc Committee – Not Active
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

Haley Qaissaunee, Administrative Coordinator

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

Joe Pika, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor

Sarah Pragg, Communications Advisor

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