About

Background & Bio

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  • Originally from Brooklyn, NY I attended American Univ. and have worked and lived in DC and the local area for the past 40+ years. My wife, Ruth Marcus, (artist and former art teacher at Georgetown Day School) and I have lived on Chevy Chase Parkway since December 2003. We moved here when our son David graduated from the Univ. of Maryland after being educated in the Montgomery County public school system.
  • Currently I have an education data research consulting business. In this role I help to successfully launch, analyze and redesign programs and processes to support data and research priorities. 
  • Prior to this I worked for over 30 years for the U.S. Dept. of Education. My last position there was as the first Chief Information Technology Officer at the Institute of Education Sciences. In this role I conceptualized, designed, and implemented information technologies across the Institute. Previously I served as the Chief Technology Officer and Webmaster for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), where my staff and I spearheaded innovative improvements to serve multiple needs. This includes  the College Navigator, a free consumer tool used to assist with the college decision-making process.
  • I continue to work extensively with State Education Departments, postsecondary institutions, education associations, federal agencies  and private organizations in leading efforts for educational improvement by putting the proper data tools in the hands of education practitioners and the public.
  • Ruth and I are active in activities throughout our neighborhood. We are Avalon supporters, constant library users, Ruth is a member of Ch/Art, the Chevy Chase Artist Group; and we are customers of many of our neighborhood businesses. I also play baseball, tennis and I participate in other sports. Additionally, my wife and I are boosters of visual and performing arts, and we greatly enjoy traveling. In my work and leisure activities I bring energy, enthusiasm and passion to all I do.

Ideas & Issues

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  • My life-long experiences in the field of education, technology and communication, plus past activism in health, recreation, the arts, and community affairs enables me to offer valuable progressive viewpoints while helping to develop creative solutions for ANC 3G-05 and the issues that it faces. I will always be a spirited advocate for our neighborhood, and for self-determination for DC without Congressional interference. 

Community/Education Involvement

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  • Commissioner ANC 3G-05, 2017-19
  • DC Metro Celiac Org., President 2011-13
  • American Univ. Alumni Board, 2011-12
  • Northwest Neighbors Village, Board of Directors, 2009
  • Student Records Privacy Task Force (U.S. Dept. ED), Member 1995-96
  • Montgomery County MD School Board Committee on Technology Usage, Chair 1994, Member 1994-96
  • Montgomery County MD Public Schools Oversight Committee for Global Access, Member 1994-96
  • National Education Goals Panel Technology Task Force, Member 1992-94
  • Montgomery County MD School Board Committee for Career & Voc Education, Member 1982-84, Chair 1984-86
  • Montgomery County Council Fiscal Affairs Citizen Advisory Committee, Member 1984-86
  • American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Area Vice-President, 1981-82, Shop Steward, 1980-81