Consortium Membership

Voting Members

Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman – Co-Chair
State Senator, Senate District 3
Lincoln Hohler
Superintendent, Brandywine School District
Matthew Denn – Co-Chair
Managing Partner, Wilmington office, DLA Piper
Stephanie Ingram
President of the Delaware State Education Association
Raye Jones Avery
A representative of the Wilmington Center for Education Equity and Public Policy
Joseph Jones
Superintendent, New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District
Aaron Bass
Chief Executive Officer, EastSide Charter School
Ernesto Lopez
Senator, Senate District 6
Jeffrey Menzer
Superintendent, Colonial School District
Maria Matos
President and CEO, Latin American Community Center
Ted Blunt
Community Leader, Wilmington, Delaware
Noelle Picara
Educator, Kuumba Academy
Kathryn Bradley
Head of Public Relations and Communications, Gulftainer
Michael Purzycki
Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware
Xavia Mills
Parent Representative
Dan Shelton
Superintendent, Christina School District
Nnamdi Chukwuocha
State Representative, Representative District 1
Hanifa Shabazz
Chair of the Wilmington Community Advisory Council
James DeChene
Partner, Armitage DeChene & Associates
Michael Smith
State Representative, Representative District 22
Dorrell Green
Superintendent, Red Clay Consolidated School District
Margie López Waite
Head of School, Las Américas ASPIRA Academy
Tika Hartsock
Parent, Brandywine School District
Danya Woods
Education Professional, Shortlidge Elementary School
Interim President
President, Metropolitan Urban League
Ex-officio members
Susan Bunting
Secretary of Education, Delaware
Richard Geisenberger
Secretary of Finance, Delaware
Cerron Cade
Director, Office of Management and Budget, Delaware
Staff – Delaware State University & Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware
Delaware State University (DSU) and Institute for Public Administration (IPA) staff provide administrative, research, and planning support to the Consortium and Work Groups.
Shelley Rouser
Chair, Department of Education, DSU
Haley Qaissaunee,
Policy Specialist II, IPA, UD
Christopher Kelly,
Associate Policy Scientist, IPA, UD
Cimone Philpotts,
Doctoral Student, UD
Brendan Laux,
Public Administration Fellow, IPA, UD
Kelly Sherretz,
Policy Scientist, Education Services Coordinator, IPA, UD
Jerome Lewis,
Director, IPA, UD
Alexis Wrease,
Public Administration Fellow, IPA, UD
Fran O’Malley,


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