Falls Church School Board Accepting Letters of Interest

School board looking to fill spot vacated by long time member Joan Wodiska.

With Joan Wodiska leaving the Falls Church City Public Schools Board, the board is accepting letters of interest from city residents through noon on Jan. 17.

The newly appointed board member will serve until Dec. 31.

Candidates must have shown a commitment to the city by having served on a school or general board or commission. According to an FCCPS release, candidates are also expected to understand and have experience with the FCCPS budgeting process, be a strong advocate for our schools and understand the importance of a world-class education.

Those interested in being considered should send their letter of interest to the board and it should include:

  • What board(s), commission(s) or committee(s) you have served on?
  • What expertise or experience you would bring to the school board?
  • What is your understanding of the job of a school board member and the commitment involved?

Wodiska announced her resignation Monday afternoon after three terms on the school board in which she served as chair of the board and also served as president of the Virginia School Boards Association. She was also appointed chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Local Mandates, Education Committee in 2011.

Wodiska starts her new role as a member of the Virginia State Board of Education.

Interested candidates may contact any current member of the school board to answer questions. A list of contact information for current board members can be found at: www.fccps.org/schoolboard

Letters of interest should be sent to: Falls Church School Board c/o Marty Gadell, 800 West Broad Street, Suite 203, Falls Church, VA 22046 or by email to gadellm@fccps.org.

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