It has been an honor to represent you and the Mount Vernon District on the Fairfax County School Board since 2003. I have also served as chairman of the school board from 2007 to 2009, chaired its first audit committee and initiated the Board of Supervisors-School Board “Smart Savings” Task Force, saving $1 million.
I have been a local activist, community leader, and business executive for more than 20 years serving on numerous county and district committees and boards including as president of West Potomac High School PTSA, president of Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, coach for the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association (FHYAA) for 17 years, and Abraham Lincoln presenter in our schools and community. I am married to a Mt. Vernon District school educator, parent of three former Fairfax County public school students, founder and president of two successful local businesses, and have an MBA degree.
My first two terms have resulted in major accomplishments for students and residents including:
My focus for the next four years is to keep our schools the best in the world by securing the support and funding needed for our students and staff. My priorities include increasing parent participation, student achievement and teacher compensation, reducing achievement gaps, ensuring that honors and technical education classes are available to all, and enabling high school students to start classess at a later hour.