Fairfax County Board of Supervisors To Welcome New School Superintendent


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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July 29, 2004

 

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
To Welcome New School Superintendent,
Recognize Citizens and Staff, and Adopt Resolutions

 

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at their meeting on Monday, Aug. 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will welcome Dr. Jack D. Dale as the new superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, and recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments. Also, the following resolutions will be adopted. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

Welcome to Superintendent Dale
Board of Supervisors makes the introduction.
Dr. Jack D. Dale began his duties as the new superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools on July 1. The Board of Supervisors will officially welcome him at the beginning of their meeting on Monday, Aug. 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Steppin’ Out to Win
West Potomac High bests the rest.
The Step Team of West Potomac High School, Alexandria, won in two categories to capture the 2004 Regional Step Off Competition championship held in Atlanta, Ga. The team took the top spot in Best Theme and Best Spirit to claim the title. Members of the squad include Derrick Baker, Gilbert Crockett, Brandon Dunaway, Brittney Dyer, Marquise Gladney, Stefanie Scarboro and Malarie Younger. Burnette Scarboro is the coach and sponsor of the organization.

Emptying Wallets to Fill the Boot
Muscular Dystrophy Association benefits.
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to congratulate and thank Fairfax County firefighters for their dedication to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and congratulate the International Association of Firefighters on the 50th anniversary of their Fill the Boot campaign. In the past 50 years, more than a quarter of a million firefighters in the United States and Canada have supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its fight against neuromuscular diseases. More than $200 million has been raised for the association in that time. Last year, Fairfax County firefighters raised more than $205,000 through the Fill the Boot campaign.

Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Chief To Be Honored
Volunteer sparked many initiatives.
Donald Burns, a resident of Reston and the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Chief since 2002, will be recognized for nearly 11 years with the department. Burns’ vision initiated the planning and fundraising efforts that will result in a renovated fire station for Vienna. With his leadership as chief, new vehicles have been purchased that include an engine, medic unit, ambulance, brush unit and a fully functioning canteen unit. He has also been an active member of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, serving as a member of the board of directors.

How Brightly Beams the Alice Starr
Nearly three decades of community involvement.
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend and thank Alice Starr of McLean for her many years of service to the residents of Fairfax County. Starr has served on numerous boards and committees that include the McLean Project for the Arts, Claude Moore Colonial Farm, Fairfax County Public Library Foundation, Junior League of Virginia, the American Red Cross and Capital Hospice.

She Too Passes the Puck
Brittany Niemiec distinguishes herself.
Brittany Niemiec of Fairfax and a recent graduate of Robinson Secondary School will be recognized for her accomplishments. In addition to her academic and organization credits, Niemiec distinguished herself as the only female on the Boys’ Ice Hockey Team.

Building on Books
County library system leads initiative.
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to thank and commend the Fairfax County Public Library for launching All Fairfax Reads, a community-wide reading project. The goal of the county library system in establishing the program is to begin a community conversation about how we interact with people and learn to engage productively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. The first book chosen to be read throughout the community is “To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee, a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic that was voted the best novel of the 20th century by American librarians.

Crème de la Crème
County’s IT staff does it again.
Information Technology and Office of Public Affairs staff of the county will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for their work that resulted in a “Cream of the Crop” award from the MuniNet Guide and Review, a leading Web site for municipal-related content on the Internet. According to MuniNet Guide and Review, the Fairfax County Government Web site is “current and comprehensive, this site has it all.” Members of the county staff to be recognized include Linda Busdiecker, Dave Demeny, David Lloyd, Andy Nguyen, Mark Peacock, Anita Rao, Kim Satterthwaite, Yi Tang, Cathy Lemmon, Pam Thompson, Gregory Scott, Gordon Jarratt, Peggy Van Lowe and Wanda Gibson.

 

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