Advanced Academic Programs Advisory Committee

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School Board Liaison

Stella Pekarsky

Staff Liaison 

Kirsten Maloney, K-12 Program Coordinator, Department of Instructional Services

Committee Purpose

Va. Code §22.1-18.1—Each school board may appoint, in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Education, a local advisory committee on gifted education. The local advisory committee on gifted education shall annually review the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions, and determine the extent to which the plan for the previous year was implemented.

2022-23 Committee Charge

AAPAC will explore existing approaches to Honors coursework and expectations across FCPS middle schools through the lens of the findings from the 2021-22 SY report. The committee will seek to identify the degree of common commitment, areas of need for district professional learning, and other areas for improvement.

2022-23 Membership

The Advanced Academic Programs Advisory Committee consists of members representing School Board members, a student representative, and members nominated by community organizations and school administration.

School Board Member Representatives

Meredith Egwuatu - Keys-Gamarra
Rebecca Goldin, At Large - Sizemore Heizer
Camille Burden, At Large - Omeish
Caren Lee, Braddock District
Suzanne Raber, Dranesville District
Kumar Gnanamurthy, Hunter Mill District
Patricia Potter, Lee District
Leah Richardson, Mason District
Sandra Hodgkinson, Mount Vernon District
Hee-Jin Chiu, Providence District
Joy Curzio, Springfield District
Meg Dombro, Sully District
Amy Chase, Fairfax City School Board
Zahraa Hassan, Student Representative

Organization Representatives

Lisa Bertin, Fairfax County Association for Gifted
Cheryl Napoli, FCCPTA
Maria Posey, League of Women Voters
Edward Osborne, MSAOC
Nancy Holincheck & Holly Glaser, George Mason University
Annamarie Swope, Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations
Nancy Trainer, Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations
Amy Chase, Fairfax City School Board representative

FCPS Staff Representatives

Kirsten Maloney, Coordinator, Advanced Academic Programs
Cindy Agner, Elementary School Administrator
Raine Bradley, Middle School Administrator
TBD, High School Administrator
Patricia Edwards, Elementary Teacher
Dana Gorman, Middle School Teacher
Ramona Hamilton, Middle School Teacher
TBD, High School Teacher

Meeting Dates

All Advanced Academic Programs Advisory Committee meetings will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  For more information, individuals may call Kirsten Maloney, the staff liaison, at 571-423-4740.

Meeting Date
Location Minutes
October 11, 2022 Leis Center October Minutes
November 15, 2022 Willow Oaks November Minutes
December 6, 2022 Virtual December Minutes
January 10, 2023 Virtual  
February 7, 2023 Leis Center  
March 14, 2023 Willow Oaks  
April 18, 2023 Willow Oaks  
May 2, 2023 Willow Oaks  

Annual Reports