For trying to clean up D.C. Public Schools with an iron broom, Chancellor Michelle Rhee has earned a spot on O's first-ever power list.
The Oprah magazine selected 20 women "who are flexing their muscles in business and finance, politics and justice, science and the arts."
Rhee was noted for her tough, often unpopular moves, including firings and school closures, and for her "take-no-prisoners management style."
This isn't the first time her "controversial and effective" style has earned media recognition. Time magazine made her a cover girl in December.