Morse nominated Sheridan, who was elected unanimously and presented by Williams with the position's official gavel. "She's going to do a magnificent job. I have no doubt about that," Morse said during his later comments.
Sheridan then called for vice chair nominations, prompting Serotkin to nominate Reaser, who was also unanimously elected. Reaser and Sheridan were also respectively selected as the official delegate and alternate delegate to the Virginia School Board Association.Continue reading »
The members of Loudoun County’s next School Board will be sworn in at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at the Schools Administrative Offices in Broadlands. Following the ceremony, to be led by Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens, the board will hold its organizational meeting and elect officers.Continue reading »
Atoosa R. Reaser has won, 100% of precincts reporting.
55.0% with 6,655 votesContinue reading »
"My two top priorities are the educators and the students. We need to enable the educators and staff who are responsible for the well-being of our students to provide outstanding instruction by scaffolding them with professional development opportunities and competitive wages. Although new teacher compensation is excellent, we need to close the mid-experience teacher pay sag. At this time, a teacher who stays in the our school district, for the span of their career, will earn well over $100,000 less than a nearby one. Furthermore, teachers and students need to feel safe in order to learn. I will fight to prioritize safety initiatives in the budget, whether they are for infrastructure updates or mental health initiatives. Finally, I will improve communication and access to the LCPS School Board so the community can have their voice heard in decision-making regarding these issues, by providing in-district opportunities for conversations rather than just public comment."Continue reading »
"When you see and experience a lot of different things in life, it does make you more empathetic. It helps your ability to listen, learn from other people and have your mind changed,” she said. “I think to be an excellent representative, you have to have the ability to seek out information and change your mind, so you can represent all your constituents, not just your own voice.”
If elected, Reaser said she would focus her work on the board on ensuring students and staff members feel safe and welcome. “You have to feel safe and welcome before you can learn, before you can teach,” she said.
That includes bolstering school safety, improving teachers’ salary, and decreasing class sizes. She also wants to look at how to improve the infrastructure of some of the county’s aging school buildings, several of which are in the Algonkian District. Other priorities are to encourage more consistency of services and opportunities from school to school, and to improve communication from school system leadership to families.Continue reading »
“I think the combination of personal and professional experiences across many facets of public education will enable me to collaborate with the many stakeholders that the School Board serves,” Reaser said.Continue reading »