About

Background & Bio

  • Originally from Brooklyn, NY I have attended college (American Univ.), 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 school system.
  • Currently I have an education research consulting business. In this role I help clients analyze, design and launch programs and processes to support education improvement through data and research priorities.
  • Prior to this I worked for 33 years as a U.S. Department of Education civil servant. 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 at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), where my staff and I spearheaded substantial improvements in serving the needs of the public and staff. This included the launch of the College Navigator a free consumer tool to assist with the college decision-making process.
  • I continue to work extensively with State Education Departments, school districts, postsecondary institutions, education associations and federal agencies in leading efforts for educational improvement by putting the proper tools at the disposal of education practitioners and the public.
  • Ruth and I are active in our neighborhood and all it has to offer. We are Avalon supporters, constant library users; and are friendly with and customers of many of our neighborhood businesses. We have also hosted several political watching gatherings as well as gluten-free dinners for new American Univ. students who suffer from Celiac. Besides our neighborhood activities I play baseball, football and tennis. Additionally, my wife and I are big boosters of both the 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, including serving as your ANC 3G-05 Commissioner.

Ideas & Issues

  • 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

  • Commissioner ANC 3G-05, 2017-18
  • 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