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Jennie Niles serves as the Deputy Mayor for Education in Washington, DC. She is responsible for delivering the Mayor's vision of high quality public schools for all students in every Ward of the City. To do this, she works collaborative with seven city agencies (DCPS, PCSB, OSSE, DCPL, UDC, DPR, and SBOE) and 60+ public charter LEAs which encompass the public education institutions in the City. Previously, Jennie founded and was the former head of school of the acclaimed and award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School serving a diverse student body of 1,100 in PS-12th grades. Jennie is a graduate of New Leaders for New Schools, was the director of education initiatives at The Ball Foundation of Glen Ellyn, IL, headed the charter school office for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and taught science and directed service-learning programs at middle and high schools in California and Massachusetts. She holds a BA from Brown University, an MPPM from the Yale School of Management, and a MS in public administration from Trinity University (DC). Jennie was in the third class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship.