Compensation & Climate

  • Chair: Dave Palanzi
  • Tim Brown, Spanish, Woodgrove HS
  • Gina Chaszar, Spectrum, Mercer MS
  • Janet Kent, Science, Broad Run HS
  • Carl Mackey, Health & Physical Education, Belmont Ridge MS
  • Tom Newman, Social Science, Broad Run HS
  • Heather Salberg, Grade 1, FH Reid ES
  • Barb Plunkett, Bookkeeper, Belmont Ridge MS
  • Faye Sterling, Grade 2, Balls Bluff ES
  • Karen Tyrrell, Tech Assistant, Belmont Ridge MS
  • Jake Lemann, UniServ Director
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.

  • October 11
  • October 16
  • November TBA with Dr. Williams


  • Chair:  Alexa Severo, Grade 2, Sugarland ES
  • Christine Casuccio, Special Education, Harper Park MS
  • Angela Powner, Grade 5, Discovery ES
  • Shirlita West, Teaching Assistant, Farmwell Station MS
  • Dave Palanzi, President, LEA
  • Jake Lemann, UniServ Director
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 5
  • October 3
  • November 1 (Thursday)
  • December 5
  • January 2
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1

Government Relations 

  • Chair: Sandy Sullivan, Grade 3, Legacy ES
  • Heather Binkley, Science, John Champe HS
  • George Cassutto, Social Science, Harmony MS
  • Jeff Dunn, Social Science, Dominion HS
  • Megan Fay, Health Clinic Attendant, Liberty ES
  • Laura Gray, Reading, Park View HS
  • Nick Harding, Social Science, Potomac Falls HS
  • Tracie Lane, Librarian, Cardinal Ridge ES
  • Claire Scholz, LEA-Retired
  • Jonathan Radow, English, Farmwell Station MS
  • Alexa Severo, Grade 2, Sugarland ES
  • Nevine Youssef, Special Education, Lunsford MS
  • Christy Sullivan, UniServ Director
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.
  • 9/17
  • 10/16 Legislative Dinner location TBA
  • 11/19
  • 12/17
  • 1/14
  • 1/28 Lobby Day in Richmond
  • 2/11
  • 3/18
  • 4/8
  • 5/20


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: 

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.

Meetings may 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:


  • Chair: Tim Brown, Spanish, Woodgrove HS
  • Andrea Jordan, English, Heritage HS
  • Christina Rameriz, Grade 2, Sterling ES
  • Loree Bendel, Secretary, Sterling MS
  • Celeste Liscowski, LEA-Retired 
  • Debbie Harris, LEA Office Manager


  • Chair: Melissa Muszynski, STEP (Pre K), Sully ES
  • Loretta Hall, LEA-Retired
  • Sue Clark, LEA-Retired
  • Debbie Harris, LEA Office Manager

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