2025 Strategic Planning Committee

  • Ruba Afzal
    Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
    Associate Director, Community Engagement

    Leslie Alexander
    James K. Polk Elementary School
    Kindergarten Paraprofessional

    Naeem Baig
    Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center
    Imam/Director

    David Baker
    Virginia Tech
    Assistant Director, Government & Community Affairs

    Ana Bonilla
    Charles Barrett Elementary School
    School Social Worker

    Caitlin Bousquet
    Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
    3rd Grade General Education Teacher

    Gwen Bridges
    John Adams Elementary School
    School Counselor

    Shawn Brown
    Department of Recreation Parks & Cultural Activities
    Recreation Manager II

    Hannah Brownell
    Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School
    6-8 Art Teacher

    Eden Buba
    Alexandria City High School High School
    ELL Teacher International Academy

    Andaiye Cammon
    Patrick Henry School
    Assistant Principal

    William Deeker
    Samuel Tucker Elementary School
    PE Teacher

    Gaynelle Diaz
    Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    Director of Resident & Community Services

    Caroline Doughty
    William Ramsay Elementary School
    Technology Integration Specialist

    Chelsea Eickert
    Department of Community & Human Services
    Children & Youth Master Plan Coordinator

    Danielle Esposito
    Francis Hammond Middle School
    7th Grade Language Arts Teacher

    Mariam Fikre
    John Adams Elementary School and Francis Hammond Middle School
    Parent

  • Katrina Ford
    Francis Hammond Middle School
    Math International Academy Teacher

    Leah Fraley
    Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia SCAN
    Executive Director

    Alejandro Gomez
    Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School
    Pre K-Spanish Teacher

    Robert Gunby
    George Mason Elementary School
    5th Grade General Education Teacher

    Christopher Harris
    NAACP Alexandria Chapter
    President of Alexandria City NAACP Chapter

    Stephen Ingram
    Cora Kelly Elementary School
    5th Grade Science Teacher

    Michelle Italiaander
    Early Childhood Center
    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

    Kobe Jackson
    Alexandria City High School High School
    Trade & Industries Teacher

    Amanda Kelley
    The Alexandria PTA Council PTAC
    PTAC President

    Megan Langley
    Naomi L. Brooks Elementary School
    Kindergarten Teacher

    Janelle Lee
    Alexandria City High School High School
    School Counselor 6th Academy

    Dr. Bethany Letiecq
    Amigas de la Comunidad (Arlandria)
    Associate Professor, George Mason University

    Joanna Lovo
    Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School
    2nd Grade General Education Teacher

    Abigail Lower
    Cora Kelly Elementary School
    4-5 Grade TAG

    Laurie MacNamara
    Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
    Former Board Member

    Dr. Victor Martin
    Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center
    Principal

    Sofia Melendez-Contreras
    Mount Vernon Community School
    Dual Language Coach

  • K. Nicholas Miller
    Talent & Gifted Advisory Committee
    TAG Representative

    Ingris Moran
    Tenants & Workers United
    Lead Organizer

    Marie Muscella
    Community Lodgings
    Board Member

    Shanel Norwood
    Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School
    EL Teacher

    Andrew Orndorff
    Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy
    4th Grade TAG

    Aisha Ortiz
    George Washington Middle School
    8th Grade Special Education Teacher

    David Paladin-Fernandez
    Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School
    Science Teacher

    Matthew Parrish
    Samuel Tucker Elementary School
    Parent

    Jane Richardson
    ACPS Early Care & Education Workgroup
    Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator

    Patricia Rodgers
    Northern Virginia Health Foundation
    Program Officer

    Matthew Schilling
    Francis Hammond Middle School
    German Teacher

    Matthew Stensrud
    Alexandria Commission for the Arts
    Chair, Alexandria Commission for the Arts

    Natalie Talis
    Virginia Department of Health
    Public Health Planner

    Brent Trigg
    Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School
    Parent

    Lauren Vitello
    Francis Hammond Middle School
    6th Grade Science Teacher

    Terry Wright
    Alexandria City High School High School
    Truancy Outreach & Attendance Specialist

    Sharon Yandian
    Mount Vernon Community School & Alexandria City High School Minnie Howard Campus
    Parent