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Karen Keys-Gamarra (she, her, hers)Follow
Boy mom, guardian ad litem, Attorney focused on kids, equity, access to education and emotional well-being. Thoughts are my own, campaign related account
1) Va Constitution grants broad power to supervise local schools to elected school bds. 2) Schools have fed. obligations to make schools accessible for students w/disabilities. And fed courts nationwide are finding that masks bans violate the ADA.
Today we honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dedication to equality and serving others. #MLKDay
Free @fairfaxhealth Covid vaccine clinic for kids 5-11 at Groveton Elementary cafeteria on Tuesday, January 18th from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Please bring vaccine card received from first shot if your child is coming for their second shot. Please retweet @Keys_Gamarra @Karen4Schools
Member At-Large, Fairfax County School Board, serving 1.2mil, $3bil budget. @Yale ‘17. @Georgetown JD/MPP candidate, Blume fellow. Views are my own.
Happy birthday to at-large School Board Member @AbrarOmeish! Since taking office, Abrar has been a champion for improving access and support for ALL students in Fairfax County schools. Join us in thanking her for her service!
26 was tough, but our kids are worth it.
You've watched me deliver & speak truth to power.
In a year when the future of ed is uncertain, I'd like to continue making us proud.
Help me use time where it matters. Before it's too late, will you show some love?http://bit.ly/Abrar27
❄️ FCPS Schools Closed Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, with No Virtual Learning, Division Operations are Open, Telework for Eligible Employees with Liberal Leave.
Rachna Sizemore HeizerFollow
FFX County School Bd Disability Advocate Professor Atty #CalGrad foodie. Mom to musician w/ Autism & techie daughter. This is my personal page & personal views.
Today let's reflect on what each of us can do to bend that long arc of justice towards equality and prosperity for all, towards a place where we come together to lift up and look out for each other, towards a more inclusive world. #MLKDay #MLK2022
@fcpsnews School Board Member representing Braddock District. 3 term member: 2012-Present. Former Social Worker/College Admissions, and proud LGBTQ parent
FCPS families & staff: due to very cold weather conditions, please notify your principal (and/or the Superintendent) about any concerns re: students being outside during the school day. Fresh air has many benefits, but we need to be equally mindful about these much colder temps.
Grateful to VA Senator Mark Warner for his thoughtful tribute to the late State Senator Russ Potts. It reflects a beautiful example of bipartisan relationships. May we all continue to strive towards this, for the benefit of our Commonwealth.
My thoughts are with the entire Potts family as they mourn the loss of Russ, an incredible state senator, Virginian, and friend. I had the privilege of working alongside him for many years and witnessing his incredible personal and professional legacy — a tremendous loss for VA.
As the granddaughter & great-granddaughter of WWI, WWII, and Korean War veterans and the daughter of an army vet, I want to humbly convey my deepest appreciation today for our US veterans for their service & sacrifice on behalf of our great nation! May God bless you & your loved
Education, Passion, Action - Currently a No VA Soil and Water Conservation District Board member running for election to FCPS School Board in 2019.
Thanks to @lemonroadschool for a wonderful BTSN. Great advice from a kindergarten teacher. Thanks to staff for all the hard work. @fcpsnews @PrincipalLRES
Elected to Fairfax School Board, 11th largest US school division educating 178K children (2 mine). Lifelong ed advocate. Official account: @huntermillfcps.
How beautiful! I will plan to stop by. @fcpsnews @RestonRCC @RestonNow
#WorldHijabDay is Feb. 1, and we're celebrating at our Reston Regional branch Saturday, Jan. 29, with an array of beautiful décor, books and brochures. Join us from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to learn about Islam and what the Hijab means to Muslims, #Fairfax! http://bit.ly/FCPL_HijabDay22?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
Thanks for the info! But the public can only participate if there *in person*! That’s not inclusive! @EBPforVA’s HB 444 would change that. Please pass this so all can participate in Virginia’s democracy. We did it during COVID lock down - we can do this for good!
You may hear that a bill is "in committee." Here's what that means:
Each bill is referred to a committee based on subject matter. The committee members publicly discuss, hear testimony, & vote on it. If it passes in a committee, it moves on to a vote by the full House or Senate! 2
Rather, work together towards mutual benefit. We needn’t recreate the wheel in every nation.
The pandemic will end when no country needs to rely on charity or hand-outs, but can make their own vaccines & tools
We must all advocate to make this a reality 🙏🏾
Elected member of the Fairfax County School Board, Lee District https://t.co/ZES7cZvqaH, Parent, Marketing & Communications Professional
Thank you @mitchemm13 for sharing your positive, caring spirit with the @MtVernonWoods community! Best wishes as you begin your new adventure! @FCPSR3 @fcpsnews
Today, was an emotional day @MtVernonWoods in @FCPSR3. What a family at #MVWES #MVWESBackstrong2021. Going to miss you all. Thank you for all the love 🤍💙and kindness.
So grateful for our amazing principals! Thank you! @FCPSR3
🙏 Our school principals have stepped up in so many ways in the last 2 years. For Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week, we honor them and their commitment to our students, families and staff.
Be sure to give your principal a 'thank you' this week!
The snow is going to fall again tonight! No school January 7th. Stay safe! Build a snowman tomorrow ⛄️❄️
❄️ FCPS schools closed Friday, January 7, 2022, with no virtual learning. School offices will open two hours late; central offices open at 10 a.m.
Take a look at answers to common questions about our weather decisions: https://twitter.com/fcpsnews/status/1479114812416167937
Elect @HalaAyala on Nov. 2 to help protect abortion rights in Virginia!
Jesus is on his way with his family to vote for @BrianaSewellVA for Delegate, @TerryMcAuliffe for Governor, @HalaAyala for Lt. Governor and @MarkHerringVA for AG!
Del. @SallyLHudson, who represents Charlottesville in the Virginia House of Delegates, says "Don't come back @ProjectLincoln. Your stunts aren't welcome here." https://bluevirginia.us/2021/10/video-hard-hitting-lincoln-project-ad-explains-how-glenn-youngkins-campaign-is-using-lee-atwaters-race-baiting-playbook#comment-5589609825
Merry Christmas 🎄 from my family to yours @FCPSR3 @fccpta
Continuation of remarks on responsible use of social media. @DanStorck @KrizekForVA @ssurovell @KathyKLTran @GeorgeLBarker @fccpta @FCPSR3
My remarks in 2 parts on the importance of responsible use of social media. @DanStorck @KrizekForVA @ssurovell @GeorgeLBarker @KathyKLTran @fccpta @FCPSR3
Providence District Representative on the Fairfax County School Board @FCPSnews (He/Him/His) Views here are mine alone.
FCPS schools closed Thursday, January 6, 2022, with no virtual learning. School offices & central offices will open on time.
COVID diagnostic testing sites open for symptomatic students & staff.
Meal kit distribution to continue as scheduled.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, see these important steps to take to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in your family and in our community: https://bit.ly/3en7fNO
As kids enjoy #FCPSsnowday sledding & snowmen, let's also remember to give thanks to the FCPS staff clearing up our school grounds. Thank you! 🙏4
Laura Jane CohenFollow
Mom of 2, former teacher, former PTA President, & firm believer that our kids will change the 🌎. Current Ffx Co. School Board Member. All thoughts are my own
Springfield District constituents are reaching out more than 10 to 1 in support. I am listening to our parents & we support doing what it takes to keep in-person learning going.
You can’t say you want to empower parents and then dismiss the overwhelming majority of parents (and more importantly students) who support universal masking in schools.
We worked hard using all available guidance to provide in-person learning as quickly as possible. As a parent, as a school board member, I’m willing to do what it takes to keep in-person learning happening. Right now, masks are a big part of that. It’s that simple.
Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Press Release: Virginia Pediatricians strongly recommend children continue to wear masks in school.
Sully District Representative-Fairfax County School Board, mother of 6, former teacher, proud 1st generation Greek-American
Virginia PTA has been and will continue to advocate that school districts follow CDC Guidelines regarding all COVID-19 protocols. [Repost]
Mask guidance from AAP:
Press Release: Virginia Pediatricians strongly recommend children continue to wear masks in school.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
― Martin Luther King, Jr., “Strength to Love,” 1963
Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, 10th largest school district in the US w/more than 188K amazing students.
Great turnout today @Herndon_ES for another COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Please vax up to help our schools and community stay safe, as we prepare for 5 days of in-person learning! https://bit.ly/3ipBPe1 @FairfaxHealth #FCPSReturningStrong
Please see my message to our families and staff: https://bit.ly/3knHlPE. It’s going to be an excellent year, and I look forward to returning all of our students to five days of in-person instruction!
Today, I joined Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu of @fairfaxhealth to share this joint statement, encouraging vaccines for FCPS students ages 12+. Read more at: https://bit.ly/3ybLIll