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Naomi Rubin DeVeaux is the deputy director of the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB), the sole charter school authorizer in Washington, D.C. She oversees the development and implementation of an innovative suite of monitoring strategies - now used by charter authorizers elsewhere - which measure public charter schools' academic performance, financial health, and their commitment to equity using non-academic indicators such as attendance, discipline, and re-enrollment. She has testified, written, and presented extensively on the role of public charter schools in providing quality educational choices to K-12 students and their families. Before joining DC PCSB in 2012, Naomi was the deputy director of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), D.C.'s charter advocacy and school support organization. She also serves on the board of Charter Board Partners, designed to improve charter school governance, and Lumina Studio Theatre, a youth Shakespeare acting company. Naomi's leadership in education reform is informed by over a decade of teaching and academic coaching in traditional and charter schools and in Germany, as a Fulbright scholar. She earned her bachelors degree from Reed College and masters in curriculum and instruction from California State University, Long Beach. She is a Fellow of the 16th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.