Consortium Membership

Voting Members

Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman – Co-Chair
State Senator, Senate District 3
Stephanie Ingram
President of the Delaware State Education Association
Matthew Denn – Co-Chair
Managing Partner, Wilmington office, DLA Piper
Joseph Jones
Superintendent, New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District
Raye Jones Avery
A representative of the Wilmington Center for Education Equity and Public Policy
Ernesto Lopez
Senator, Senate District 6
Aaron Bass
Chief Executive Officer, EastSide Charter School
Maria Matos
President and CEO, Latin American Community Center
Jeffrey Menzer
Superintendent, Colonial School District
Noelle Picara
Educator, Kuumba Academy
Ted Blunt
Community Leader, Wilmington, Delaware
Michael Purzycki
Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware
Bettina Tweardy Riveros
Chief Health Equity Officer, Christiana Care
Dan Shelton
Superintendent, Christina School District
Xavia Mills
Parent Representative
Hanifa Shabazz
Chair of the Wilmington Community Advisory Council
Nnamdi Chukwuocha
State Representative, Representative District 1
Michael Smith
State Representative, Representative District 22
James DeChene
Partner, Armitage DeChene & Associates
Jennifer Thompkins
President, Metropolitan Urban League
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
Lincoln Hohler
Superintendent, Brandywine School District
Ex-officio members
Mark Holodick
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, IPA, UD
Brendan Laux,
Public Administration Fellow, IPA, UD
Alaina Robinson,
Policy Specialist, IPA, UD
Jerome Lewis,
Director, IPA, UD
Kelly Sherretz,
Policy Scientist, Education Services Coordinator, IPA, UD

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