Naomi Rubin DeVeaux
Deputy Director, District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB)
A national expert in charter school education, Naomi Rubin DeVeaux is the Deputy Director of the Public Charter School Board. Since her start as an English teacher more than twenty years ago, Ms. DeVeaux has developed new tools and measurements, curricula, and policy initiatives that have shaped public education across the country. She has testified, presented, and written extensively on the role of charter schools in providing quality educational choices to K-12 students and their families. At PCSB, Ms. DeVeaux manages the team responsible for charter authorizing including negotiating charter agreements and holding schools accountable for meeting quality academic and non-academic standards. She and the PCSB team have developed an innovative suite of monitoring strategies – now used by charter authorizers elsewhere – which measure school performance, examine non-academic indicators such as attendance and discipline and evaluate learning based on classroom observations. Before joining PCSB in 2012, Ms. DeVeaux was Deputy Director at Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), based in Washington, DC. Ms. DeVeaux earned her bachelor’s degree from Reed College, a teaching credential from Chapman University, and a Master in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Long Beach.