Consortium Membership

Voting Members

Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman – Co-Chair
State Senator, Senate District 3
Tika Hartsock
Parent, Brandywine School District
Matthew Denn – Co-Chair
Managing Partner, Wilmington office, DLA Piper
Lincoln Hohler
Superintendent, Brandywine School District
Raye Jones Avery
A representative of the Wilmington Center for Education Equity and Public Policy
Stephanie Ingram
President of the Delaware State Education Association
Aaron Bass
Chief Executive Officer, EastSide Charter School
Joseph Jones
Superintendent, New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District
Jeffrey Menzer
Superintendent, Colonial School District
Henry Smith
Chair of the Wilmington Community Advisory Council
Ted Blunt
Community Leader, Wilmington, Delaware
Maria Matos
President and CEO, Latin American Community Center
Kathryn Bradley
Head of Public Relations and Communications, Gulftainer
Noelle Picara
Educator, Kuumba Academy
Alfreda Butcher
Parent, Shortlidge Elementary School
Michael Purzycki
Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware
Nnamdi Chukwuocha
State Representative, Representative District 1
Dan Shelton
Superintendent, Christina School District
James DeChene
Partner, Armitage DeChene & Associates
Michael Smith
State Representative, Representative District 22
Anthony Delcollo
State Senator, Senate District 7
Margie López Waite
Head of School, Las Américas ASPIRA Academy
Dorrell Green
Superintendent, Red Clay Consolidated School District
Danya Woods
Education Professional, Shortlidge Elementary School
Eugene Young
President, Metropolitan Urban League
Ex-officio members
Susan Bunting
Secretary of Education, Delaware
Richard Geisenberger
Secretary of Finance, Delaware
Michael Jackson
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.
Jason Bourke,
Director, Master of Public Administration Program, DSU
Haley Qaissaunee,
Policy Specialist II, IPA, UD
Christopher Kelly,
Associate Policy Scientist, IPA, UD
Cimone Philpotts,
Doctoral Student, UD
Jerome Lewis,
Director, IPA, UD
Kelly Sherretz,
Policy Scientist, Education Services Coordinator, IPA, UD
Fran O’Malley,
Partnership for Public Education, UD
Alexis Wrease,
Undergraduate Public Administration Fellow, IPA, UD


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