Committee on Education

Committee Chair

Councilmember David Grosso


The Committee on Education is responsible for all matters related to public education, including authorizing public charter schools, but not including matters exclusively within the University of the District of Columbia or the Community College of the District of Columbia; truancy (jointly with the Committee of the Whole); and public libraries.


Christina Henderson

Committee Director / Deputy Chief of Staff


Anne Robinson

Senior Legislative Counsel


C. Michael Shaffer

Policy Director


Jessica Giles

Committee Assistant


Agencies under the Committee on Education

  • Bullying Prevention Task Force
  • Common Lottery Board
  • Community Schools Advisory Committee
  • District of Columbia Public Charter School Board
  • District of Columbia Public Library system
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Education Licensure Commission
  • Healthy Youth and Schools Commission
  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education (including Advisory Panel on Special Education, Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council, Non-Public Tuition, Special Education Transportation)
  • Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
  • Public Charter School Credit Enhancement Fund Committee
  • State Board of Education