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John Lucas Adair

Education (joined: Sept. 30, 2018)

Confidential Assistant, Office of the Under Secretary | $68,036

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Erin Paige Agostin

Education (joined: Sept. 30, 2018)

Special Assistant, Office of Postsecondary Education | $96,970

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Hans Bader

Education (joined: Oct. 15, 2017)

Attorney Advisor | $112,021

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Nathan Adam Bailey

Education (joined: Jan. 23, 2017)

Special Assistant to the Secretary | Communications Director | $161,900 | Financial Disclosure »

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Bio, via LinkedIn:

Drawing on his diverse communications, public policy and political experience, Nate Bailey is a well-respected strategic counselor and campaign manager on public affairs, grassroots, communications, marketing, crisis management and corporate issues. He has provided senior leadership to a diverse range of advocacy programs involving health, energy, trade, telecom, regulatory and foreign policy matters. His career has included work in both state and federal government, trade associations, think tanks, large agencies and on the campaign trail.

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James Blew Awaiting Senate Confirmation

Education

Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development | $161,900 | Financial Disclosure »

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Bio, via White House:

Mr. Blew is the director of Student Success of California, an affiliate of 50CAN (the 50-state Campaign for Achievement Now), and the former president of Students First, the national advocacy organization founded by former DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee. For more than a decade until 2014, Mr. Blew was a key advisor to the Walton family, serving as director of K-12 reform investments for the Walton Family Foundation. He holds a BA from Occidental College and an MBA from Yale University. He has held advisory and governing roles for several education reform organizations, including the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, the American Federation for Children, and the Policy Innovators in Education Network.

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Derrick A. BolenTransferred to Labor

Education (joined: Jan. 20, 2017)

Confidential Assistant to the Secretary | $45,972-$59,762 | Financial Disclosure »

Jason louis botel

Jason Louis Botel departed Oct. 13, 2018

Education (joined: Jan. 20, 2017)

Senior White House Advisor | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary | $179,700 | Financial Disclosure »

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Jason Botel was the executive director of MarylandCAN, a Maryland education reform group and state branch of 50CAN, which has supported pro-charter school policies. — ProPublica

Bio, via Department of Education via Internet Archive:

Jason first began his service at the Department of Education in the role of Senior White House Advisor for Education. Botel started his career teaching at Booker T. Washington Middle School in West Baltimore as a Teach For America corps member and went on to serve as founding principal and executive director of KIPP Baltimore. Most recently, he was the executive director of MarylandCAN. Botel holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from National-Louis University.

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  • 50CAN Executive Director
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Natalie Boyse

Education

Confidential Assistant | $66,510

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Nathaniel D. Breeding

Education (joined: April 16, 2017)

Special Assistant | Special Assistant to the Secretary | $112,021 | Financial Disclosure »

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  • International Republican Institute Served as the advisor/consultant for the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) program in Tunisia coordinating the agenda, participants, logistics, and final HDP report for the International Republican Institute.
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Michael Jason Brickman

Education (joined: Feb. 2, 2017)

Special Assistant to the Secretary | $112,021 | Financial Disclosure »

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Bio, via LinkedIn:

He previously led high-stakes, high-profile messaging campaigns involving corporate branding, state and federal policy, U.S. and international politics, and crisis management. He has been a regular contributor to regional and national print, radio, and television media. He has testified in numerous state legislatures, presented to top political and policy conferences, and briefed members of Congress, governors, presidential candidates, and their staff on the issues of the day. After working at the national campaign headquarters and in key primary states for John McCain's 2008 run for President, he led digital outreach and served on the communications team for Scott Walker's successful run for governor in 2010. Governor Walker then tapped him to serve as a policy advisor where he was deeply involved in the state’s collective bargaining debate, school choice expansion, higher education innovation, and other prominent reforms. More recently, he served as communications director at the Republican Party of Iowa during the 2014 election cycle. He also was national policy director at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where he focused on issues including education reform, poverty, and economic opportunity. A native of Wisconsin, Michael graduated from the University of Delaware with honors. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. and is confident of a Green Bay Packers Super Bowl victory this year.

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Christopher Brinson

Education (joined: Oct. 28, 2018)

Attorney Adviser | $134,789

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Jedediah Brinton

Education (joined: Aug. 14, 2017)

Attorney Adviser | $149,337

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Sara Broadwater

Education (joined: May 7, 2017)

Special Assistant | $94,796 | Financial Disclosure »

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  • Procter & Gamble Account executive covering the laundry brands Downy, Bounce, Unstopables, and Gain
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Frank T. Brogan Awaiting Senate Confirmation

Education

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education | Financial Disclosure »

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Bio, via White House:

Mr. Brogan most recently served as chancellor of Pennsylvania’s public universities. He began his career as a fifth grade teacher in Martin County, Florida and later served as a dean of students, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent before being elected Florida’s Commissioner of Education in 1994. Mr. Brogan continued his advocacy for public education when elected Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 1998 and 2002. After five years in that role, he was named president of Florida Atlantic University—a position he held until 2009, when he was selected to serve as chancellor of Florida’s public universities. A native of Ohio, Mr. Brogan was the first member of his family to attend college—earning a bachelor’s degree in education magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in education from Florida Atlantic University. He and his wife, Courtney, have a 12-year-old son, Colby John.

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Stanley Michael Buchesky departed June 30, 2017

Education (joined: Jan. 20, 2017)

Senior Advisor for Budget and Finance | $126,148-$189,600 | Financial disclosure not released because it is incomplete

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Bio, via LinkedIn:

Stanley has a passion for education. He first became involved in education while leading mergers and acquisitions for McGraw-Hill and then as one of the founding trustees of Equality Charter School, starting with an idea in the heads of three educators and taking the school through start-up phase to now being ranked in the top 3% of all NYC middle schools in math. When technology adoption by schools began to accelerate, he founded the EdTech Fund, investing in and advising Seed stage education technology companies in both K-12 and Higher Ed. Stanley has also advised businesses of all sizes in planning and executing growth strategies. His services include strategy development, buy/build/partner analysis, and all stages of deal execution—deal sourcing, due diligence, contract negotiations, and integration planning. His specific deal experience ranges from minority equity investments and licensing agreements to partnerships and joint ventures, bolt-on acquisitions, divestitures, and multi-billion dollar transformational acquisitions. He has a depth of knowledge in private and public company tax and accounting issues and is a skilled negotiator. His industry expertise includes K-12 and Higher Education, Defense, and Information, Media and Technology. Stanley has led corporate development departments and activities for large companies such as McGraw-Hill, L-3 Communications and Pitney Bowes. He has also helped smaller established businesses as well as start-ups execute their growth strategies. Prior to a career in business, Stanley was an Airborne Ranger Army officer serving in peacekeeping missions in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia. He is a West Point graduate with a BS in computer science engineering and a double major in German and French, and he holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.

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Brittany K. Bull

Education (joined: Jan. 10, 2017)

Attorney Adviser | $112,021

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Michael Paul Chamberlain

Education (joined: Jan. 30, 2017)

Special Assistant to the Secretary | $94,796 | Financial Disclosure »

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Gregory J. Cizek

Education (joined: Nov. 17, 2017)

Board Member, National Assessment Governing Board | $26,000 | Special-government employees are not required to submit publicly-available financial disclosures

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Johnny collett

Johnny Collett

Education (joined: Dec. 21, 2017)

Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services | Financial Disclosure »

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Bio, via Department of Education:

Collett, a former high school special education teacher, has served as the program director of Special Education Outcomes at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and as the Kentucky state special education director. Collett has also served as an assistant division director and exceptional children consultant both at the Kentucky Department of Education.

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Carrie Anne Coxen

Education (joined: April 30, 2017)

Confidential Assistant, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education | $54,972

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Deborah Cox-Roush

Education (joined: Jan. 23, 2017)

Special Assistant to the Secretary | $134,789-$164,200* | Financial Disclosure »

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Bio, via LinkedIn:

Deborah Cox-Roush was appointed as Director, Senior Corps and White House Liaison for the Corporation for National and Community Service in June 2017. Prior to this appointment, she served as Special Assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, resulting in her relocation to the Washington DC area. Deborah brings years of experience in working and coordinating volunteer organizations and efforts throughout the nation. She recently served as the Assistant Director of Public Events, Volunteer Coordinator for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee and was an integral part of the planning of this historic event. She was responsible for a staff of six and a professional volunteer staff of 25 persons with over 5000 volunteers. Deborah oversaw logistics, planning, scheduling, and event planning for Public Events volunteers located throughout the District of Columbia. Prior to moving to Washington D.C., she served as the Florida State Grassroots Director for Donald J. Trump for President and was instrumental in implementing a successful ground game, oversaw 27 campaign offices which resulted in bringing home a Florida victory for President Trump. Working closely with Team Trump Florida, she was responsible for get out the vote efforts and oversaw more than 70,000 grassroots volunteers statewide.

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Tyler W. Cramer

Education (joined: Nov. 16, 2017)

Board Member, National Assessment Governing Board | $26,000 | Special-government employees are not required to submit publicly-available financial disclosures

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Martha Beatrice Davis

Education (joined: May 1, 2017)

Confidential Assistant | $54,972 | Financial Disclosure »

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Sarah delahunty

Sarah Delahunty

Education (joined: Feb. 6, 2017)

Confidential Assistant to the Secretary | $66,510 | Financial Disclosure »

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Elisabeth P. "Betsy" DeVos

Education (joined: Feb. 7, 2017)

Secretary of Education | Financial Disclosure »

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  • RDV Corporation Served on the Board of Directors and committees of the Board
  • The Stow Company - Holland, Inc. Member of the CEO’s leadership team with responsibility for the overall vision and strategy for the company’s brands and products
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Kevin Richard Eck

Education (joined: Jan. 20, 2017)

Special Assistant to the Secretary | $131,767 | Financial Disclosure »

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Robert Scott Eitel

Education (joined: Feb. 13, 2017)

Special Assistant to the Secretary | Special Counselor to the Secretary | $161,900 | Financial Disclosure »

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Bob Eitel was vice president for regulatory legal services at Bridgepoint Education Inc., an operator of for-profit colleges, during federal investigations into the company. He was also vice president of regulatory operations for another for-profit college operator, Career Education Corporation, and was director of its political action committee. According to the agency, he has recused himself from matters relating to both of those former employers. — ProPublica

Bio, via Republican National Lawyers Association via Internet Archive:

Robert Eitel, a founding member of Talbert & Eitel, PLLC, advises clients on education-related legislation, regulations, guidance, and cases. His clients include institutions of higher education, charter school organizations, accrediting agencies, professional and trade associations, advocacy groups, and non-profit entities. Mr. Eitel’s diverse practice encompasses accreditation, administrative law, admissions, civil rights, financial aid, campus safety, student privacy, compliance, records retention, grants, and elementary and secondary school legislation. He also handles employment disputes, responses to government investigations, and litigation matters. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Eitel served as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Education, where he provided legal advice on important authorities governing the education sector, including the Higher Education Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Mr. Eitel also supervised the Department's bill drafting and legal review of testimony before Congress and counseled senior officials on employment and human resources matters, affirmative action issues, Congressional oversight requests, compliance with records retention and electronic discovery rules, responses to Inspector General investigations, and Departmental governance. He served as Senior Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department from 2005 to 2006. Before coming to the Office of the General Counsel, Mr. Eitel practiced law in New Orleans, Louisiana, where his litigation and counseling practice included employment discrimination matters, complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, copyright infringement cases, professional liability claims, and tort suits. An experienced litigator who has tried cases in federal and state court, he has represented clients in proceedings in a variety of jurisdictions. Mr. Eitel is a member of the District of Columbia and Louisiana State Bar Associations, as well as the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Education Law Association, and the Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all federal and bankruptcy courts located in Washington, D.C. and Louisiana. He is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Trial Skills and Deposition Skills programs.

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John M. Engler

Education (joined: Oct. 16, 2017)

Member, National Assessment Governing Board | $26,000 | Special-government employees are not required to submit publicly-available financial disclosures

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Allen Ernst

Education

Confidential Assistant | $66,510

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Gillum Keith Ferguson

Education (joined: Jan. 30, 2017)

Confidential Assistant | Confidential Assistant to the Secretary | $79,720 | Financial Disclosure »

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