Rachna Sizemore Heizer (she, hers, her) was elected vice chair of the Fairfax County School Board on July 15, 2021. She began her School Board term after being sworn into office as one of three At-Large School Board Members on December 12, 2019.
Sizemore Heizer is a college professor, lawyer, and a disability justice advocate. As a South Asian American daughter of immigrants, she understands the immigrant experience and hopes to use that experience to be a voice for our growing diverse population of students and families.
Sizemore Heizer brings a passion for strengths focused education, juvenile justice reform, arts education, and robust civics education to her role on the School Board. She was previously a criminal justice professor at George Mason University and received both her bachelor's degree in political economy and her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She currently oversees a Human Resource minor degree program and teaches college classes in employment law, diversity and cultural competency in the workplace and American government.
Her proudest achievement is to help champion a new statewide path to verified credits needed to earn a standard diploma that will allow thousands to access college and federal student aid.
Sizemore Heizer has previously served on the Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities and on the board of the Falls Church-Fairfax Community Services Board. She has provided free trainings to parent groups on effective advocacy, and she has presented to educational groups on “Strengths-Based Education for Students with Disabilities,” to workplace organizations on “Cultural Competency and Workplace Accommodations for People with Behavioral Disabilities,” and to political organizations on “Disability Inclusion Across Political Movements.”
In 2019, Sizemore Heizer received Fairfax County’s Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Award. She lives in the Braddock District with her husband and son.
Current term expires 12/31/23
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Prabha Rollins, School Board Staff Aide
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