Department of Education Political Appointee Calendars

Calendars for senior political appointees at the U.S. Department of Education covering the time period from each official’s appointment through mid-July, 2017. Secretary DeVos’ calendars are here.

Records received through June 2018
  • Joshua Venable – Chief of Staff p. 675
  • Eric Ventimiglia – Special Assistant p. 1307
  • Robert Eitel – Special Assistant p. 1631
  • Ebony Lee – Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy p. 2005
  • Lee-Douglas Simmons – Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations p. 2705
  • Jason Botel – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary p. 3101
  • James Manning – Senior Adviser to the Secretary p. 3388
  • Taylor Hansen – Special Assistant to the Secretary (former) p. 3557

This is the second version of the senior staff calendars for this time period that the Department of Education produced in response to American Oversight’s lawsuit. The earlier production is available here.


Records received October 2018

Calendar Entries for political appointees at the U.S. Department of Education in early 2017. The Department of Education did not clearly indicate which entries relate to which appointees’ calendars.

Records received December 2018

Calendars for former U.S. Department of Education advisor Andrew Kossack from the start of 2017 through the time when he left the department to join the office of Vice President Mike Pence.


Records received February 2019

Records received March through June 2019