Eugene Pinkard is the Deputy Chief of School Turnaround and Performance. Mr. Pinkard has spent his entire career serving the students of Washington, DC. He began his work in education as a social studies teacher at Archbishop Carroll High School, where he also served as director of admissions. In 1999, he became the executive director of Capital Partners for Education. Following this, he returned to the school setting, serving for three years as assistant principal at Bell Multicultural High School. From 2004 to 2009, he was principal of Maya Angelou Public Charter School. He then transitioned back to DCPS, spending one year as director of curriculum and instruction at DCPS central office. For the past four years, he has served as principal of Marie Reed Elementary school, where he was in the top five percent in district schools for the 2012 student growth rate. Mr. Pinkard holds a bachelor of arts from Georgetown University, and a master’s in school administration from Trinity College.