IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: (202) 399-4750
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Board of Trustees

Calvin R. Snowden,
Director, University for the People (Ret.)
Government Services Administration
Lakeshia Highsmith,
Vice Chair
People and Culture Leader
Rock Content
Giz Andargeh,
Governance  Chair/Facilities Committee
Interim Executive Director
Real Property Tax Appeals Commission
Tiffini Andorful, PhD,
Academic Committee

Senior Director of Network Engagement

Edward Dunson,
Facilities Chair
Architecture Professor
Howard University
Kelly Nakamoto, JD,
Finance Chair
Tax Partner
Kathleen Black,
Academic Committee
Chief Academic Officer
Rochester Public Schools
Candice Durham,
Academic Chair

CEO, Imagine Consulting
Tawanda Johnson,
Parent Trustee
DC Library
IDEA Parent
Rufus Brown
Chibundu Nnake, Governance Committee
Sydney Stein,
Finance Committee
Versant Partners
Lauren Belcher, Governance Committee
Board of Trustees Meetings
2023-2024 School Year
Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public and will be held at the school with a virtual link unless otherwise noted and posted in advance. Regular board meetings occur quarterly. The meeting dates for the 2023-2024 school year are:
  • September 26, 2023 (Agenda)
  • December 5, 2023
  • March 5, 2024
  • May 21, 2024

All meetings are open to the public. Join Zoom Meeting using this link.
You can find the board meeting minutes, along with IDEA’s 990s, fiscal audits, and operating budget, on the DC Public Charter School Board website.