School Board Officer Elections Set for Tuesday

The School Board will elect a chair, vice chair, and a Virginia School Board Association delegate and alternate tomorrow during its annual organizational meeting.

Chairwoman Brenda Sheridan (Sterling) and Vice Chairwoman Atoosa Reaser (Algonkian), both facing removal efforts in Circuit Court, have endured a year of turbulence and upheaval. During the public comment portions of meetings, parents have blasted the board for its handling of school closures and support of social policies. 

During the meeting, board members will nominate candidates for the two officer positions. Superintendent Scott Ziegler will act as chairman until the election is completed. Ziegler will take a roll call vote for each nomination, until one receives a majority vote. Then, the newly elected chair will take over the meeting, overseeing the vote for both the vice chair and then delegate and alternate to the state board association. 

In 2020 and 2021, Sheridan was elected to one-year terms as chairwoman without opposition. Prior to 2020, she served as vice chairwoman for four years.

The board will also appoint a designee to perform the duties of the superintendent during the year if necessary.

Following the appointments, the board will set its meeting schedule for the year.

The organizational meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the division’s administrative offices.

5 thoughts on “School Board Officer Elections Set for Tuesday

  • 2022-01-03 at 5:29 pm
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    I don’t know what lies ahead for Brenda Sheridan. But she’s done a splendid job as Loudoun’s school-board chair these past two years. Much abuse has been heaped upon her. But she’s always conducted herself as a lady. We’re all in her debt. Whatever capacity she serves in, I just hope everyone lets her do her job in peace. Happy New Year Loudoun!

    • 2022-01-04 at 9:57 am
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      Tom, let’s recap Brenda’s actions over the past two years:

      1. She lies about whether a rape happened in LCPS bathrooms. Further, she lies about whether it involved a student who outwardly identified as trans/non-binary. That student was returned to campus and assaulted another innocent victim.

      2. She supported the unconstitutional suspension of a teacher merely for speaking out at a SB meeting over proposed policies. This should have consequences.

      3. Sheridan backed locking kids out of school in 2020-2021 while many states were fully in-person. That led to student growth falling off a cliff, equivalent to months of lost learning. This doesn’t even include how Sheridan has been asleep at the switch regarding instructional practices that led to falling scores in reading and math.

      4. Under Sheridan, enrollment has fallen significantly while spending has shot through the roof. LCPS now spends much more than Fairfax per student despite lower living costs and total per pupil spending exceeds $20k/year. With a voucher of this size, virtually no student would remain in LCPS under her failed leadership.

      5. Sheridan has promoted the teaching and princes of CRY. On national news shows, she claimed that academic and disciple differences between groups showed their was racism in LCPS. That is very definition of Marxist CRY. Many differences between groups exist for any number of reasons NOT related to any “institutional racism”. But Sheridan is incapable of logical thought or basic scientific concepts of causation in jumping to her political & ideological explanations.

      These are just a few of the reasons that Sheridan will go down, along with her accomplices on this and past SBs, as one of the worst public officials in the history of Virginia, and especially Loudoun.

    • 2022-01-04 at 4:31 pm
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      Sorry to disagree but she was complicit in the Facebook private group debacle. In addition she was lax as the Chair to ensure the committee responded to citizens when they contacted their members representing them on questions or suggestions. A good chair would ensure being responsive to constituents. The Board as a whole under her leadership has failed.

  • 2022-01-03 at 7:11 pm
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    Sheridan Reeser out and Hoyler and Morse or Beatty in…..Sheridan and Reeser should focus on defending their illegal activity while serving as chair and vice chair…..clean slate please….

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