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Barry Appoints Staff Assistant for Education
Barry Appoints Staff Assistant for Education


This notice comes to us from  Joyce Clements-Smith:

Marion Barry, Council Member for Ward Eight today announced the appointment of Ms. Kathleen Arnold as his new Staff Assistant for Education.  Among Ms. Arnold’s other responsibilities, she will serve as Council Member Barry’s liaison to the Ward 8 Education Council, the Office of the State Superintendent, D.C. Public Schools, the Office of the Chancellor and, other external education organizations.


“Ms. Arnold, will work to carry out my priorities for quality education, pro-choice and, educational opportunity”, Barry said.


“As a native Washingtonian and experienced former D.C. government employee, Ms. Arnold knows how the Government really works and will be very effective in meeting the needs of Ward 8 residents.”


“It is my good fortune to have someone with her dedication, commitment and knowledge of the District of Columbia joining my team”, Barry added.


“Kathy”, as she’s fondly known throughout the City, is a graduate  D.C. Public Schools, attended American University and, the University of the District of Columbia. She received her Certified Public Administrator certification from the George Washington University.


Ms. Arnold served as the Secretary of the District of Columbia for three years until 1999, and was an Executive Assistant in the Office of the Secretary for 12 years prior to her appointment as Secretary. She has strong ties with the business community and community-at-large and, she has been a dedicated and engaged parent and grandparent with regard to the D.C. Public and, D.C. Public Charter School System.  Her expertise involving the creation and passage of legislation was honed during her employment at the Congressional Black Caucus and the University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Office.