Center Staff


Maggie Siddiqi

Maggie Siddiqi, Director

Maggie Siddiqi joined the U.S. Department of Education in May 2022. Prior to joining the Biden-Harris administration, Maggie Siddiqi served as senior director of the Religion and Faith team at the Center for American Progress, where she led the organization’s work on religious liberty and engaged a coalition of diverse faith leaders to advance progressive policies. Prior to that, Siddiqi spent nearly a decade in national organizations serving American Muslim communities, with a focus on interfaith relations and faith-based advocacy. Siddiqi started her career by interning for U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) and serving as a field organizer in President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Angel Rush, Management Program Analyst

Angel Rush joined the U.S. Department of Education in 1998. She has worked for the Office of Management, Federal Student Aid, Office of the Secretary and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of State Support.  In May 2016 Angel joined the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships where she provides a high level of technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders to support the mission of the Department and Center.  Angel serves as the primary point of contact for the Center’s outreach efforts in family engagement, early learning and 21st Century Community Learning Center programs.  She earned a Master of Education Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management from Strayer University.