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Meet the Title IX Team

Ahsaki Anokye is the Manager of the CARE Team. She has worked with DCPS for 5 years and has served children in Washington, DC for 9 years. She is the agency's Title IX Coordinator and is certified as a Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Investigator. She is particularly passionate about student empowerment, safe environments for all students and sex discrimination prevention.

Contact: [email protected]; (202) 442-5495

 

Ernest Shepard is a Specialist on the CARE Team. He serves as the agency’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator and has been in that role for two years. Ernest is certified as a Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Investigator. Prior to working with DCPS, Ernest was a Title IX investigator on the collegiate level. He looks forward to continuing to support students and staff as they work to eliminate sex-based discrimination in schools.

Contact: [email protected]; (202) 442-5495

 

Anitra Allen is the Director of the CARE team. She has served the students and families of DC Public Schools for 16 years in various positions. She has served as the agency’s Title IX Coordinator and has experience overseeing complex matters related to sexual violence/harassment investigation, prevention and resolution. Ms. Allen is certified as a Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Investigator.

 

 

What is the role of the Title IX Coordinator within DCPS?

DC Public School’s Title IX coordinator is responsible for ensuring compliance with all Title IX obligations.

What does this mean for me and my school?

The Title IX Coordinator is one of the many persons at DCPS who helps to maintain a safe, sexual harassment/sex discrimination-free school environment. This person is responsible for coordinating the investigation and resolution of reported claims of sexual misconduct pursuant to Title IX. This may include conducting interviews of persons related to the matter, providing supports to parties involved in the matter, issuing a finding and ensuring appropriate remedies are identified to prevent the recurrence of sexual harassment/misconduct and address harmful effects. If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct in your school we strongly encourage you to reach out. The Title IX Coordinator has a team of persons to support you.

Can I contact the Title IX Coordinator for DCPS directly?

Yes, you can email the Title IX Coordinator at [email protected] or call them on (202) 442-5405. You may also speak with the Grievance POC[PDF] in your school, they will work with the Title IX Coordinator to address your concerns.