“We have some excellent applicants. Theyre very familiar with the community,” said Lucy Beauchamp, Prince William County School Board chairwoman.
When a school board seat becomes vacant, the board has 45 days to fill the seat, and applicants must be registered voters in that district. All applications were due Friday by 5 p.m.
The following applicants have asked to fill the unexpired term, according to Prince William County community relations:
Algeon B. Gaither, a 25-year resident of Prince William County, has served as president of the Neabsco Elementary School Advisory Council and is the Neabsco Elementary School representative to the Superintendents Advisory Council on Instruction.
Lydia Gonzalez, a resident of Prince William for 31 years, retired in June after serving as a social studies teacher in Prince William County Schools for 25 years.
Afua R. Jones was recently employed as technical service manager-government markets for MCI Worldcom for a project that managed the Northeast region of a United States Postal Service account.
Keith Kessler is a self-employed businessman and founder of the Disabled Action Committee. He is an advocate for health care reform and concerns of the elderly and disabled.
Carlos Labiosa, a 20-year resident of the county, has served as vice chair of the Prince William County Human Rights Commission. As an assistant probation officer with the Office of Criminal Justice Services, she also serves as a group facilitator for the Hispanic Domestic Violence Group for the Turning Points program. A SHE?
Julie Lucas is owner and president of Lucas Financial Group in Springfield. She works with individuals, families and businesses in the areas of retirement and educational investment.
Kevin Raymond, a 30-year Dale City resident, is chairman of the education committee for the Dale City Civic Association. Since his retirement from the Federal Reserve Board in 1998, he has been employed as a consultant in the areas of banking and regulatory issues.
Jean Smith came to the school division 21 years ago and has been involved with the school division as a volunteer and substitute teacher.
Bruce N. Warner is a veteran of the United States Navy and has been employed as director of Web services and chief of research and development at Defense Acquisition University.
William H. Westhoff has served as chairman of the Neabsco District Citizens Budget Review Committee since 1999 and is a member of the Virginia Board of Equalization.
David T. Williams served various times as secretary, vice chairman and chairman for the Superintendents Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education for the past eight years.
U.S. Williams, a 30-year resident of the county, served on the School Division Planning Council under three superintendents.
The School Board will select its new member in closed session at its meeting Oct. 23. Community members can address the board on behalf of applicants during citizens comment time at the meeting.
Residents must notify School Board clerk Mary Jane Scharf in writing at P.O. Box 389, Manassas VA, 20108, by telephone at (703) 791-8705 or by e-mail at [email protected] prior to noon on Oct. 23.
Staff writer Jennifer Brennan can be reached at (703) 368-3101, Ext. 123.