Welcome From The Board of Trustees Chair
Dear Paul Parent(s) and Families,On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Paul Public Charter School, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. We are honored to serve the hundreds of students and faculty who choose to come to Paul.
Our school leadership, under the direction of CEO Dr. Tracy Wright, has been at work all summer on the implementation of the school’s new strategic plan and ensuring that Paul’s scholars and teachers have the supports they need to succeed, including campus-wide resources to address a temporary transition to the Virtual Learning Model. We urge parents and guardians to partner with teachers and school leadership, either through the Parent Action Group or other school activities, to help our scholars reach their highest potential.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of the board with concerns or suggestions. We welcome parents and other members of the community to our monthly board meetings, which are held on the fourth Tuesday of most months. Board meetings are live streamed via YouTube and access will be granted through written request to Ms. Bundy; the link will be dispersed within 24-hours of the meeting start.
We are engaged in challenging work at Paul PCS, preparing our scholars for college and beyond. We are pleased that you chose Paul PCS and look forward to a successful year.
Erin McVadon Albright
Board of Trustees Chair
ABOUT ERIN ALBRIGHT
Erin McVadon Albright has worked for the International Baccalaureate since 2010. Prior to
joining the IB, Erin worked in public schools for 27 years as a teacher and pedagogical leader.
Her expertise is helping schools create accessible pathways to advanced academic programs for
all students. She earned her bachelor's degree from St. John's College, Annapolis and her M.A.T.
from Brown University. Erin and her husband, James, have three sons adopted from Mexico.
James is currently the principal of Alice Deal Middle School in the District of Columbia.
Board of Trustees Members
The Board of Trustees at Paul Public Charter School represents a diverse body of committed individuals who volunteer their time and take a personal interest in the success of the school. The Board governs the business and affairs of the corporation and has a fiduciary responsibility for the school. Members of the Board make a personal commitment to successfully implementing the vision of the founders of Paul Public Charter School. The parents of the students enrolled at Paul PCS elect two parent representatives to serve as trustees for one-year terms. The Board of Trustees holds the school’s charter in trust for the citizens of the District of Columbia and holds the administrative team accountable for the school’s performance. The Board sets the overall policy of the school.
Erin McVadon Albright
International Baccalaureate/Board of Trustees Chair
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Erin McVadon Albright has worked for the International Baccalaureate since 2010. Prior to joining the IB, Erin worked in public schools for 27 years as a teacher and pedagogical leader. Her expertise is helping schools create accessible pathways to advanced academic programs for all students. She earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College, Annapolis and her M.A.T. from Brown University. Erin and her husband, James, have three sons adopted from Mexico. James is currently the principal of Alice Deal Middle School in the District of Columbia.
Deputy Director of Policy Initiatives - Battered Women's Justice Project
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Christina M. Jones is a proud resident of the District of Columbia. Christina is currently Deputy Director of Policy Initiatives for the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP). Christina is a strong advocate for sexual assault prevention. She has used her training and experience to design and implement seminars on consent and sexual assault to teenagers around Washington D.C. Prior to her appointment as Special Counsel, she was the Assistant Chief for the Juvenile Section for the Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia where she helped shape juvenile justice policy in the District of Columbia by directly supervises attorneys who handle the juvenile delinquency cases.
Christina continues the work that began in Prince George’s County, Maryland with the “I Belong Here!” truancy reduction initiative that partners the Office of the Attorney General with D.C. Public Schools and Howard University to provide encouragement and incentives that empower students to invest in their school, their education and ultimately themselves.
Christina is the co-host of the “Mary and Martha Podcast.” A podcast for women of color to understand the Bible in a way that is relevant to their daily lives. The podcast launched in March 2019 and has over 8,000 downloads. Christina is married to Jason Jones, Pastor of Zion Church Woodbridge.
Assessment Solutions Group
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Jeff Nellhaus recently joined the Assessment Solutions Group (ASG) after serving as the Chief of Assessment for the project management organization that supported the development of the PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments. As a partner with ASG, Jeff consults with state departments of education, testing companies and research organizations to improve the quality of their assessment programs and products.
Prior to his work on PARCC, Jeff spent nearly 25 years with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education where he led the development of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and held several positions including Deputy Commissioner of Education. During his tenure in the Department, Jeff also served on the Technical Advisory Committees of several state testing programs and for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Earlier in his career, Jeff developed curricula and trained teachers for a federally funded refugee resettlement program in Thailand designed to support the successful transition of Southeast Asian refugees to life in the United States. He also taught chemistry in a public high school in Vermont and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in India.
Jeff holds an Ed.M. in Administration, Policy, and Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; an M.S.T. (Master’s in Science Teaching) from the Antioch Graduate School of Education; and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.
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Jacqueline Greer is currently the Executive Director of Urban Teachers in Washington, DC . In this role, she oversees a teacher residency program serving nearly 8,500 students in Washington, DC. Jacqueline came to Urban Teachers after nearly a decade in education reform, specifically in human capital transformation. Prior to joining Urban Teachers, Jacqueline worked in several roles recruiting talent and building pipelines for public and public charter schools, Additionally, Jacqueline was an Education Pioneers Fellow in the Boston Public Schools. She earned her BA from the University of Chicago and her MPP from Harvard Kennedy School.
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Sterling Ward has over 36 years of senior management experience; the last 23 years in the information technology industry and 13 years in the hospitality industry.
Sterling is currently President of Symbiont, Inc., an information solution provider based in Washington, DC area. Mr. Ward started his career working in various management positions within the hospitality industry, first with Sheraton Hotels for eight years, then move to Marriott Hotels as a General Manager for the next five years. Additionally, he spent two years as an adjunct professor at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Ward studied management at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and then completed graduate studies at Florida International University in Miami, FL. He completed an Information Systems Certificate Program while in graduate school and wrote his master’s thesis on the subject of information technology.