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Tamara Derenak Kaufax

Franconia District Representative

Tamara Derenak Kaufax is a long-time advocate for children’s causes and education issues with 20 years of experience as a marketing professional and small business owner. She is the owner of Altamat Marketing Solutions and holds a bachelor of arts in political science and business from Pennsylvania State University. Kaufax has served with the Fairfax County Childcare Advisory Council (former chair); Superintendent’s Business and Community Advisory Council; School Board’s Advanced Academic Programs Advisory Committee; Parent Linkage Committee;  Fairfax Citizens for Better Schools Committee; Lee District Budget Advisory Council; Springfield Estates Elementary School PTA (vice president); Springfield Estates and Bush Hill Elementary Schools PTA (cultural arts chair); AGC Pre-School (board member and chair); and Make-a-Wish Foundation (wish granter).

Derenak Kaufax’s Board service began in January 2012.  Her leadership roles on the Board include: serving as the Chair for the Public Engagement Committee in 2012; elected as the Vice Chair for the School Board in 2013, 2019 and 2022; elected as the Chair in 2014; serving as the Budget Chair in both 2015 and 2018; serving as the Co-Chair for the Successful Children Youth Policy Team (SCYPT) in 2016 and 2018;  serving as the Chair for the Governance Committee in 2017; serving as the Audit Committee Chair in 2021-2022 school year, and is currently serving as the Audit Chair for this current school year.

Derenak Kaufax and her husband Alan have lived in the Franconia District for over 30 years and are the proud parents of is two FCPS graduates from Thomas A. Edison High School. 

Current term expires 12/31/2023

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