Committees

Compensation & Climate

  • Chair: Dave Palanzi
  • Tim Brown, Spanish, Woodgrove HS
  • Gina Chaszar, Spectrum, Mercer MS
  • Timothy Greening, Social Science, Woodgrove HS
  • Janet Kent, Science, Broad Run HS
  • Carl Mackey, Health & Physical Education, Belmont Ridge MS
  • Venita Molina, Library Assistant, Tuscarora HS
  • Barb Plunkett, Bookkeeper, Belmont Ridge MS
  • Faye Sterling, Grade 2, Balls Bluff ES
  • Karen Tyrrell, Tech Assistant, Belmont Ridge MS
  • Jake Lemann, UniServ Director
Purpose
The Compensation & Climate Committee is responsible for setting the conversation with the administration around areas of compensation and climate within LCPS. The committee will determine areas for discussion around budget and policy priorities of all members and will communicate these with to Dr. Williams and his staff. LEA’s recommendations will also be used to frame our conversations with the School Board and the Board of Supervisors at budget time.
Compensation & Climate Committee Meeting Dates:
Thursday 4:45 p.m. @ LEA Office unless otherwise noted.

  • September 28
  • October 5
  • October 12
  • November TBA with Dr. Williams


Membership 

  • Co-Chair:  Alison MacArthur, Special Education, Brambleton MS
  • Co-Chair:  Alexa Severo, Grade 2, Sugarland ES
  • Christine Casuccio, Special Education, Harper Park MS
  • Heidi Lutz, Grade 4, Pinebrook ES
  • Shirlita West, Teaching Assistant, Farmwell Station MS
  • Dave Palanzi, President, LEA
  • Jake Lemann, UniServ Director
Purpose 
The Membership Committee is responsible for promoting member benefits, recognizing members, organizing workshops and community events, planning socials, and assisting new employees. Our goal is to increase and retain members.
Membership Committee Meeting Dates:
Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. @ LEA Office unless otherwise noted.

  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2


Government Relations 

  • Chair: Sandy Sullivan, 3rd grade teacher, Legacy ES
  • Julie Ruhlen, Reading Specialist, Harper Park MS
  • Claire Scholz, LEA-R
  • Jonathan Radow, English, Farmwell Station MS
  • Jeff Dunn, Social Science, Dominion HS
  • Nick Harding, Social Science, Potomac Falls HS 
  • Steven Meyer, Special Education, Harper Park MS
  • Christy Sullivan, UniServ Director
Purpose
The Government Relations Committee is responsible for organizing community groups, educational staff, and businesses to advocate for support of creating strong public schools. Our goal is to ensure that the policy makers make the best decisions for our students, staff, and schools.
Government Relations Committee Meeting Dates: 
Mondays at 4:45 p.m. @ LEA Office unless otherwise noted.
  • 9/18
  • 10/16 Legislative Dinner location TBA
  • 11/20
  • 12/11
  • 1/8
  • 1/22 Lobby Day in Richmond
  • 2/12
  • 3/19
  • 4/16
  • 5/21

Communications 

  • Chair: Lisa Maxvill, Business/Keyboarding, Seneca Ridge MS
  • Laura Gray, Reading Specialist, Park View HS
  • Steven Meyer, Special Education, Harper Park MS
  • Melissa Muszynski, STEP (Pre K), Sully ES
  • Lucretia Starnes, Special Education, Seneca Ridge MS
  • Jake Lemann, UniServ Director
Goals of Committee
  1. Support LEA in achieving our goals by communicating our message and actions through all media.
  2. Promote and support all our members by illustrating their actions as education professionals.
  3. Provide support to internal LEA communication needs. 
Communications Committee Meeting Dates: 
Tuesdays at 4:45 p.m. @ LEA Office

  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15

Transportation Caucus

  • Dave Palanzi, LEA President
  • Christy Sullivan, UniServ Director
All meetings are at the LEA Office from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and include lunch.

The 2017-2018 Schedule will be announced soon. Meetings will be held on Teacher Workdays.

*Meetings are open to all members-please pre-register no later than noon the day prior to the meeting. RSVP: LEAOffice@LoudounEA.org

Scholarship

  • Chair: Tim Brown, Spanish, Woodgrove HS
  • Andrea Jordan, English, Heritage HS
  • Christina Rameriz, Grade 2, Sterling ES
  • Patricia Lockwood, IFT, Sterling MS
  • Celeste Liscowski, LEA - R 
  • Debbie Harris, LEA Office Manager

Elections

  • Chair: Tim Brown, Spanish, Woodgrove HS
  • Loretta Hall, LEA - R
  • Sue Clark, LEA - R
  • Debbie Harris, LEA Office Manager

Data

  • Chair: Melissa Muszynski, STEP (Pre K), Sully ES
  • Jake Lemann, UniServ Director

LEA Community Outreach

  • Chair: Dave Palanzi
  • Sandy Sullivan, Grade 3, Legacy ES
  • Melissa Muszynski, STEP (Pre K), Sully ES
  • Tim Brown, Spanish, Woodgrove HS

LEA-Retired (LEA-R

  • Claire Scholz, President
  • Loretta Hall, Vice President
  • Christy Sullivan, UniServ Director
Updated September 2017