About Me

I Am

I live in Ft. Lincoln with my wife and two sons. As a parent of two sweet, curious, and energetic Black boys, I have long had a vested interest in the quality of DC’s schools. But five years ago, when my then seven-year-old son asked me if DC schools are still segregated, I realized that there are still too many unacceptable realities in our school system and resolved to get more involved to try to change them.

I hope to leave my neighborhood and my city a better, more just and equitable place, not just for the sake of my own children, but for everyone who calls these places home.

On January 2, 2023, I became the sworn representative of Ward 5 on the DC State Board of Education

Robert looking to his left at inaguration with face on screen over his shoulder

I work closely with Ward 5 Councilmember Zachary Parker on Ward 5 school issues.

Robert standing with Councilmember Zachary Parker

I have built relationships with Ward 5 education stakeholders like Browne EC Principal Dix.

Robert with Principal Dix

I make periodic visits to DCPS schools to monitor facilities needs to inform my advocacy.

The best part of the job is interacting with students.

Robert sits with a DC Prep student for a mock interview.

Sometimes I get to party!

Robert stands with a Browne EC student at their end of the year celebration.