Melanie Meren

Melanie K. Meren

Vice Chair
Hunter Mill District Representative

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Most Recent Newsletter: May 29, 2024

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About Melanie Kadlic Meren 

Ms. Meren is an education policy professional, parent, and community advocate who believes that strong schools make a strong community. Her professional career of decades is centered on promoting public education, and includes service in the U.S. Department of Education and in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget; advocacy with the Virginia Association of Environmental Education; service on FCPS Committees and school PTAs; and more. 

School Board Committee/Leadership (Current): Ms. Meren is the Vice Chair of the School Board. She serves as the School Board liaison to the Title I Parent Advisory Committee (TPAC), and to the Fairfax County Park Authority. 

School Board Committee/Leadership (Previous): Ms. Meren has Chaired the School Board’s Governance Committee, Budget Committee and its Public Engagement Committee. She has also served on the Board’s Comprehensive Planning Development Committee, Human Resources Advisory Committee, Adult and Community Education Advisory Committee, and Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee. Ms. Meren has been a Board liaison to the Fairfax County Athletic Council, as well as the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Commission.

Education: Ms. Meren holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Albany (State University of New York) and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University. Additionally, she has completed the Sorensen Institute for Political Leaders program at the University of Virginia. 

Personal: Since 2005, Ms. Meren has lived in Fairfax County. She and her husband have two students in FCPS. 

Current Term Began: 1/1/2024 

Current Term Expires: 12/31/27

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Contact the Office of School Board Member Melanie Meren

Melanie Meren, Hunter Mill District Representative 

Emma Heisey, School Board Staff Aide

Hunter Mill District