Board of Trustees

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.

Paul Public Charter School Board of Trustees Roster

Erin McVadon Albright

International Baccalaureate/Board of Trustees Chair

Area of Expertise: Education

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Erin 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. She 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.

Christina Jones

Deputy Director of Policy Initiatives - Battered Women's Justice Project

Area of Expertise: Law

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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.

Jeffery Nellhaus

Assessment Solutions Group

Area of Expertise: Education

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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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Pamela Taylor

Consultant

Area of Expertise: Public Relations & Marketing

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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.

Sterling Ward

Symbiont, Inc.

Area of Expertise: Information Technology

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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.

Kemba Hendrix

Senior Advisor at the Office of Personnel Management, under the Biden-Harris Administration

Area of Expertise: Law

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Kemba Hendrix is a Senior Advisor at the Office of Personnel Management, under the Biden-Harris Administration. In this capacity, she advises the OPM Director and agency leadership on various initiatives with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility policy, strategy, and best practices. Prior to coming to OPM, Kemba served as the Inaugural Executive Director for the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. House of Representatives and has worked within several agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management,

and the U.S. Department of State as a legal advisor to the Chief Diversity Officer and Office of Civil Rights. Kemba holds a Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. She currently resides in Washington, DC with her husband Maurice and their daughter Jayden.



Terri Sallay

Director of Finance

Area of Expertise: Finance

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Terri Sallay is a former CPA with many years of experience working
for Fortune 100 companies and private CPA firms as an auditor,
consultant, and manager of finance and accounting operations. She is
currently the Director of Finance for a local non-profit organization,
and she also teaches financial management courses to organizations and
individuals. She enjoys helping the community become more
knowledgeable about money, entrepreneurship, and finance. Terri is
also a real estate agent and works with individuals and small businesses
on successful real estate deals.

Jennifer Ubiera

Senior Policy Counsel at the Council for Court Excellence

Area of Expertise: Law

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Jennifer Ubiera serves as a Senior Policy Counsel at the Council for Court Excellence (CCE) where she collaborates with stakeholders, designs and conducts research, performs data collection and analysis, and issues reports to inform public policy and advocate for changes to D.C.’s legal systems. Prior to joining CCE, Ms. Ubiera was the Organizing and Advocacy Fellow at the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative at the Georgetown University Law Center. There, Ms. Ubiera represented youth accused of committing delinquent acts and organized local coalitions to advocate for solutions to issues in the youth justice landscape. Ms. Ubiera is a member of Law 4 Black Lives D.C. where she provides jail support for community members, including youth protesters, and facilitates popular education workshops at the intersection of law, race, and identity. Ms. Ubiera holds an LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown Law, a J.D. from Barry University School of Law, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of South Florida.

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