Michael Lamb

Michael Lamb is executive director, Washington, D.C. for Turnaround for Children. He leads Turnaround for Children’s district, network, and school partnerships, as well as all development and stakeholder engagement efforts in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lamb joined Turnaround in 2013 as director of district engagement and became executive director, Washington, D.C. in 2014. He came to Turnaround from the U.S. Department of Education. In 2011, he became senior policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. Mr. Lamb worked as an organizer on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and spent years teaching seventh and eighth-graders at a turnaround school in the Harold Ickes Homes, a housing project on Chicago’s South Side. He is a member of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) School Climate Advisory Committee and Task Force in School Mental Health; the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Mental and Behavioral Health Collaborative Working Group; and the steering committee of the Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Network. Mr. Lamb earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University while earning his teaching certificate.

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