Abigail Smith (Trustee) has spent her career focused on improving quality, equity, and access in public education. She is currently an independent consultant in the field of PK-12 public education, supporting a variety of organizations in advancing their missions through strategic planning, organizational development, and program design. Abigail previously served as DC’s Deputy Mayor for Education and as the Chief of Transformational Management for the DC Public Schools (DCPS). She started her career as a first grade teacher, and spent 12 years with Teach for America, ultimately serving as Vice President of Research and Public Policy. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in Education from Harvard University. Smith was an E.L. Haynes parent for eleven years.