Ward 6’s elected education leaders Monica Warren-Jones and Lisa Raymond announced their endorsement of Charles Allen for Ward 6 member of the DC Council.
Ward 6 Education Leaders Endorse Charles Allen For Ward 6 DC Council
(Washington, DC) -- Ward 6’s elected education leaders Monica Warren-Jones and Lisa Raymond announced their endorsement of Charles Allen for Ward 6 member of the DC Council.
“Charles Allen has been an integral part of the successes we have seen so far at our neighborhood elementary schools,” said Raymond, former Ward 6 Member of the DC Board of Education. “He stands ready to work with residents to bring that same energy and urgency to improving our Ward 6 middle schools.”
“Charles has a strong track record of success in helping support the dramatic expansion of high-quality early education options in Ward 6,” said Monica Warren-Jones, current Ward 6 Member of the DC Board of Education. “As a major contributor to the public education renaissance in our ward, he demonstrates incredible knowledge about our schools’ needs and challenges.”
In his years at the DC Council, Allen worked with parents and school leaders across the Ward and knows that building strong neighborhood middle schools is a priority in every Ward 6 neighborhood.
“Great neighborhoods have great schools from pre-K through high school. I’m proud of our work with parent and school communities, as Ward 6 elementary schools have led the way for school reform. But our work is not done yet,” Allen said. “I will take that same energy – and urgency – to transform our middle schools. With a $98 million renovation, and one of the best principals on the East Coast, Eastern High School is on the right track to return as a school of choice. But it’s the bridge between elementary and high school that will determine our success at reforming the school system, preparing students to succeed, and instilling the confidence of our parents.”
On Tuesday evening, Raymond and Warren-Jones will host a Meet and Greet Fundraiser on behalf of Allen’s campaign. “I am deeply grateful for Lisa’s and Monica’s support, and join parents across the Ward in thanking them for their leadership on education in the District,” said Allen. “Ward 6 parent leaders like Lisa and Monica have consistently been among the strongest voices for public education in the District and I’m proud to have their endorsement.”