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Community Action Team

OFPE's Community Engagement Division is proud to introduce the Community Action Team (CAT). The team is comprised of four (4) individuals who represent two (2) wards each.

Each CAT coordinator is responsible for building and sustaining strategic relationships with key community stakeholders, specifically those who have been historically underrepresented in our decision-making process.

The CAT is also responsible for assisting DCPS stakeholders in support of their access to information and resources offered by DCPS and communicating emerging needs and trends back to DCPS.

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Call (202) 719-6613 or email [email protected]

CAT Members

Raquel Ortiz, Wards 1 and 4

Photo of Raquel Ortiz

Raquel is a native Washingtonian and DCPS alum. A proud Latina from an immigrant family. As an educator, community development worker, and parent she has experience working with diverse youth and families in the area. Raquel believes education is a catalyst for social change, and that all children and youth deserve access to high quality education that prepares them to be successful members of our global society. In this role, she looks forward to helping families and school communities improve, create, and sustain learning communities that support children’s academic and social emotional needs. She holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Development and Program Management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and enjoys tackling DIY projects. Visit the Facebook page.

 

Katie Mustian, Wards 2 and 3

Katie grew up in Kentucky and was most recently a DCPS teacher. Her career with DCPS began in 2011 as a UELIP intern in the Office of Early Childhood Education where she learned how essential it is to actively engage parents and communities at every stage of their child’s education. By studying Policy and Organizational Leadership in graduate school, she was able to examine what levers can be put in place to ensure that schools are reflective of and responsive to their communities. Katie’s work is driven by the belief that students are more successful when the adults in their lives model what it looks like to work together. She currently resides in NW DC and is excited to collaborate with the Ward 2 and 3 communities. Visit the Facebook page.

 

Wards 5 and 6 position is currently vacant. Please contact Eli Hoffman, Community Affairs and Engagement Manager, at [email protected] Visit the Facebook page.

 

Sharona Robinson, Wards 7 and 8

Photo of Sharona RobinsonSharona is a native Washingtonian who grew up in Wards 7 and 8.  She attended Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High School, and Ballou High School. She is a Ward 7 resident and mother of a 2015 Ballou graduate and three DCPS students who attend school in Wards 6 and 8. Sharona currently serves as the PTSA President at Ballou High School and has served on a variety of education committees including the Chancellor’s Parent Cabinet and the DC Advisory Committee on Student Assignment. She believes that all children deserve a quality education, no matter where they live. Sharona’s goal is to engage more families and community stakeholders East of the River. Visit the Facebook page.