CSO Local 4 Members Earn Georgetown Master’s Degrees

This past December, 23 principals in D.C. Public Schools graduated from the Georgetown Executive Master’s in Leadership Program. Of the 23 graduates of Cohort 1, 16 were members of the Council of School Officers (CSO), AFSA Local 4. The program is run in collaboration with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and D.C. Public Schools. It is designed to enable D.C. Public School leaders to face the opportunities and challenges of leadership in a large urban public school system. All D.C. Public School principals were eligible to apply.

CSO members from Cohort 1 included Rahman Branch, Janeece Docal, Tracy Foster, Natalie Gordon, Azalia Hunt-Speight, Rikki Hunt-Taylor, Kim Jackson, Dale Mann, Dana Neremberg, Gwendolyn Payton, Grace Reid, Vielka Scott-Marcus, Kwame’ Simmons, Darrin Slade, Mary Ann Green Stinson and Richard Trogisch.

Winston Cox, Clarence Humes Jr., Soncyree Lee, Izabela Miller, Michael Moss, Ian Roberts and Tui Roper also were members of Cohort 1.

Of the 13 principals selected for Cohort 2, currently in session, seven are CSO members, including Anita Berger, Natalie Hubbard, Tanya Roane, Rembert Seaward Jr., Carmen Shepherd, Tynika Young and Abdullah Zaki. Additionally, Zaki was honored by the D.C Council for being named DCPS 2013 Principal of the Year.

Other members of Cohort 2 include Kim Burke, Carol Campbell-Fullard, Carolyn Cobbs, Sean Davis, Norah Lycknell and Elizabeth Whisnant.

Finally, CSO member Rachel Skerritt, principal of Eastern High School, is one of three principals selected to the inaugural 2013–2014 class of the U.S. Department of Education Campus Principal Ambassador Fellows program.

Congratulations to our outstanding leaders!