The District of Columbia has appointed Jeff Ross as the Interim Ombudsman for Public Education, filling the position abruptly vacated by the first Ombuds Tonya Kinlow in December 2008. Prior to his appointment, Ross served as the leader of the Chancellor’s Critical Response Team and helped to resolve thousands of issues for the DC Public Schools. He also taught as an elementary school teacher for DCPS. Ross earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Willamette University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from American University. Although the appointment was made in February, it did not warrant a press release from the DC mayor's office and some community activists are still unaware. (DCPS Ombuds Office; DC Ward 5 Community Examiner.)
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