Washington, DC – Today, the DC Charter School Alliance, an advocacy organization that supports and represents the robust charter school sector in our nation’s capital, announced that Tameria “Tami” Lewis has been named Senior Director of Government Affairs.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role to advocate on behalf of students and families in our community,” said Tami Lewis, DC Charter School Alliance Senior Director of Government Affairs. “My focus will always be making sure that our most vulnerable students have the resources they need to flourish. That’s how we’ll strengthen our communities and ensure that every part of our city thrives.”
Lewis joins the DC Charter School Alliance with more than 20 years of experience advocating on behalf of students and families in the District of Columbia. She has held numerous leadership positions in the DC government and the charter school sector focused on improving educational opportunities and services for at-risk children and students with disabilities.
Lewis previously served as Deputy Director of Kingsman Academy Public Charter School, Chief Compliance Officer for Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools, and Director of Student Support Services at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. Lewis also served as Senior Policy Advisor for special education at the DC Public Charter School Board, where she developed policies and procedures to monitor special education services at charter schools.
“Tami brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the DC Charter School Alliance and is committed to advocating for students and ensuring they are getting the education they deserve,” said Shannon Hodge, DC Charter School Alliance Founding Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to have Tami on the team.”
Prior to her work in the DC charter sector, Lewis held several roles in the DC Council, Executive Office of Mayor, and Office of the State Superintendent of Education focusing on various policy issues including education, child welfare, and juvenile justice.