Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) is housed within the DC Public Schools Division of Specialized Instruction under the leadership of Corinne Colgan- Chief of the Office of Teaching and Learning, Kerri Larkin- Senior Deputy Chief for the Division of Specialized Instruction, and Willina Robson- Director of Transition. Program specific staff include:

  • Ashlie Roney, Manager

    Ashlie is the Manager of Transition Programs for DCPS Division of Specialized Instruction. She is a former Special Education Teacher, having begun her career with the District of Columbia Public Schools at Cardozo High School. At Cardozo, Ashlie was a Cheerleading Coach and co-founder of Cardozo Ladies of Distinction, a mentoring program for young women. Ashlie earned a B.A. in Psychology from the The College of William and Mary, and a M.A. in Transition Special Education from The George Washington University.

  • Robert Williams Jr., CEO Workforce Development Coordinator

    Originally from Hartford, CT, Robert has worked closely with DC transitional aged youth as a Student Development Manager and Employment Specialist prior to joining the District of Columbia Public Schools. Williams helped to develop and implement the First Episode Psychosis National Initiative piloted in the district. In addition, he served in the non-profit sector as Program Coordinator for Hartford Communities That Care. Robert earned his B.A. in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University, and is a Registered Behavioral Technician certified through The Behavior Analyst Certification Board.​​​