Two Loudoun residents have been selected by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to serve on the School Readiness Committee and the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee.
The panel was established by the 2016 General Assembly to better equip the next generation of early childhood educators with skills that will ensure student success. The new members of the SOL Innovation Committee will build on the work of the inaugural group by pursuing additional reforms.
Andrew Ko, managing director of Global Education—Amazon Web Services and a Loudoun parent, was chosen for the School Readiness Committee. Ko also served on the Virginia Board of Education in 2014, before he moved temporarily with his family to South Korea.
Del. Tag Greason (R-32), whose district includes Ashburn, will serve as one of four delegates on the committee.
“I would like to congratulate these new committee members and commend them for their willingness to serve the Commonwealth’s students,” McAuliffe stated. “The School Readiness Committee will help us to improve how we train early childhood educators to prepare every student to succeed, and the SOL Innovation Committee will continue to provide bold recommendations to bring more innovation into our classrooms.”
Membership on each committee was determined following an exhaustive review of stakeholder recommendations and applications, he added.