Why Rachna Sizemore Heizer for
Fairfax County School Board (At Large)
To my future constituents, greetings!
I’m a college professor, an attorney, an advocate, first generation American, and the parent of a current FCPS student and a recent FCPS graduate. My children started in Fairfax County schools in 2004 so I know firsthand how wonderful our schools are, but also of the work still needed to bring out the best in every child.
As a parent I’ve long said FCPS is a “bucket system.” Children who fit easily in their buckets get a great education. But for those who don’t, we can do better. I firmly believe all children have unique strengths and needs and they don’t belong in buckets. Instead they deserve a holistic education that maximizes their opportunities and prepares them for the 21st century world. My immigrant parents taught me to believe the American Dream belongs equally to ALL of us, regardless of who we are or where we came from.
That is why I am running for school board, to ensure our schools provide a quality, consistent, strengths-focused, and equitable education for ALL.
As an educator, I have a history of educational excellence and innovation in the classroom. As an advocate, I have worked with FCPS leadership, the Virginia Department of Education, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) to implement system-wide changes benefiting Fairfax County students and residents.
Fairfax County public schools are some of the best in the country in part because students represent a diverse mix of cultures, strengths and passions. We need to start by looking at ALL of our kids for what they can do and not what they can’t. And we need to work WITH our teachers to support them to make that happen.
I have the breadth of skills and knowledge to oversee a large organization such as FCPS to ensure consistency, transparency, and fiscal responsibility.
With my passion, vision, and experience in turning ideas into reality, I am ready to represent you as an at-large member of the Fairfax County School Board. I will fight for every student to have a quality, consistent, strengths-focused, and equitable education that prepares them for a successful future.
I hope to have your vote and support! Want to talk more or help? Email me at Rachna@ElectRachna.com