The Children’s Guild District of Columbia Public Charter School named Robert G. Seabrooks Jr. chair of the board of directors. Located in Northeast Washington, D.C., the school is an affiliate of The Children’s Guild Alliance and serves individual learners from gifted students to those with special education needs.
A certified public accountant and lawyer, Seabrooks has been the resource allocation officer at the District of Columbia Department of General Services (DGS) since 2013 and manages an approximate $1 billion budget. Among his accomplishments is the establishment of DGS’s Sustainability Operating Budget, which was a key component to enable the agency to represent Washington, D.C., in receiving the C40 Cities Award for Global Leadership on Climate Change.
From 2008 to 2013, Seabrooks was senior resource allocation analyst for the District of Columbia Department of Real Estate Services.
“Although we are in challenging times, I look forward to and am excited to have the opportunity to work with the board of The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, as there is no shortage of talent, vision or creativity on this board,” Seabrooks said. “I was drawn to The Children’s Guild and this board by the shared enthusiasm everyone has to give back to our community. Knowing that my efforts are going to directly impact underserved children provides no greater motivation. We as a board look forward to helping both the school and The Children’s Guild reach its fullest potential.”
Dr. Andrew L. Ross president and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance says, “We are so very pleased to have the leadership of Rob at this time. His knowledge of the DC community and his passion for seeing that the needs of all children in our community are met makes him the ideal person to help us continue to grow The Children’s Guild DC Charter school. “
Seabrooks earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Howard University and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi honors accounting fraternity. He went on to earn his law degree from Howard University School of Law and was a member of the Sigma Delta Tau legal fraternity.