Meet Michelle Rhee, fiance of former NBA star Kevin Johnson.
School Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson are officially engaged to be married.
Rhee, 39, confirmed the news Wednesday at a Democrats for Education Reform/DC School Reform Now event in Washington after observers noticed a ring on her left hand. Johnson, 43, is a former NBA star who transitioned into politics as the founder of a charter school. Rhee served on the school’s board before Johnson won his first race last year to become mayor of his home town.
The couple have been longtime friends and political allies. To some, the news of their recent engagement comes as no surprise since the couple have been spotted holding hands at several events together. The couple have not set a wedding date.
Michelle, a divorced mother of two daughters, is chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system. In 1997 she founded The New Teacher Project (TNTP), which in ten years has recruited 10,000 teachers in twenty states.
She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but was raised in Toledo, Ohio. Michelle graduated from Cornell University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in government, and earned a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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Kevin Johnson is the current mayor of Sacramento, California. He is Sacramento’s first African American mayor.Prior to entering politics, Johnson played 13 years in the NBA. He played point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns. As a basketball player, he was a three-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection who holds many records for the Phoenix Suns franchise.