With the June 8 filing deadline, it’s confirmed that major changes are coming to the Alexandria School Board, as only three incumbents have filed to run for reelection.
Vice Chair Veronica Nolan is not seeking reelection in District B, and neither are Members Cindy M. Anderson and Margaret Lorber.
In fact, all of the candidates running for District B are fresh faces, and some of them are known in the community, including Tammy S. Ignacio, the lead administrator for specialized instruction at T.C. Williams High School, and former James K. Polk Elementary School principal PreeAnn Johnson.
The nine-member body is made up of three members from three districts. The new board will take over a school system that has been beset by controversy, including a slow easing of COVID restrictions, the renaming of T.C. Williams High School and recent elimination of the School Resource Officer program by City Council.
In District A, Board member Christopher Suarez is also not seeking reelection, and incumbents Michelle Rief and Jacinta Greene will face off against Former City Councilman Willie F. Bailey, Aloysius Boyle and D. Ohlandt.
School Board Chair Meagan Alderton is the lone incumbent running in District C, as Members Ramee Gentry and Heather Thornton did not file to run for reelection. Two other candidates — Abdel-Rahman Elnoubi and Christopher Harris are shoo-ins for the two vacant positions.
Election day is November 2.
District A candidates
- School Board Member Michelle Rief (incumbent)
- School Board Member Jacinta Greene (incumbent)
- Former City Councilman Willie F. Bailey
- Aloysius Boyle
- D. Ohlandt
District B candidates
- Deborah Ash
- Ashley Simpson Baird
- Tammy S. Ignacio
- PreeAnn Johnson
- Bridget Shea Westfall
- Former School Board Member Kelly Carmichael Booz
- Ricardo Roberts
District C candidates
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Preschool, a play-based, half-day preschool in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria has limited openings for the ’23-’24 school year.
- 18 month old – Kindergarten classes
- Full day Kindergarten option (3 days/week)
- Early Care
- Transportation (ages 3+)
- Weekly Field Trips (ages 3+)
- Financial Aid available
Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
2023 Alexandria Scottish Rite Friends & Family Charity Event
On Saturday Evening May 6th, 2023, at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, the Valley of Alexandria Scottish Rite will be holding its annual charity fundraiser for kids with speech and language disabilities. This event is open to the public.
Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.