Janet M. Myers is remembered this week in the DC-area education community as a tireless advocate for schools and youth. Ms. Myers passed away on November 4 and was remembered on the November 7 Education Town Hall by fellow advocate Cherita Whiting.

“Whenever you called Janet, you never got ‘no’ from her,” said Ms. Whiting. “She went above and beyond.”

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Ms. Whiting told host Thomas Byrd how Ms. Myers inspired her to develop her own educational leadership. Together, the two women co-founded the Ward 4 Education Council. They also served together on the “state level” DC PTA. Ms. Myers was also active in school-level PTAs, including West Elementary and Duke Ellington Senior High School. In addition, she was a long-serving Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner.

Details of a memorial are forthcoming.