Thank you to the voters of the Hunter Mill District for electing me
their new representative on the Fairfax County School Board! I am very excited about getting started on the work of
building an even better school system. Please watch here - and at facebook.com/VotePatHynes - for new contact information
Voice for Children of Fairfax County
Candidate for Fairfax
County School Board, 2011, Hunter Mill District.
by: Washington Post, Fairfax Education Association, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Hunter Mill District Democratic
A twenty-year county resident, educator, attorney, parent and civic activist, Pat is a classroom
teacher who began her journey as an educator first as a parent. She was the president of her children's cooperative preschool,
president of their elementary school PTA, founding member of the Vienna Teen Center Foundation and also civic association
president for five years. Pat has invested her energies in community and civic organizations and currently serves on the
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent's Business and Community Advisory Council. Trained as an attorney, she has
focused her career on the educational field to ensure that every child and family gets the most out of all the Fairfax County
School system has to offer.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
VA Tech Students Named Presidential Management Fellows
27 jul 11 @ 10:21 am
"Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia"
27 jul 11 @ 10:09 am
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Discussion of Federal Child Care Grants
20 jul 11 @ 9:38 pm
Headed downtown to the New America Foundation tomorrow for "a conversation about
early learning in child care settings and how dual generational child care policies can support families." My kind of
FCPS Students Take Top Honors at National FCCLA Conference
20 jul 11 @ 2:50 pm
Congratulations to our winning FCPS students from Madison, Chantilly and Mount Vernon
High Schools! FCCLA is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important
personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Treating Teachers as Professionals Works
18 jul 11 @ 11:32 pm
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Northern Virginia's Children's Science Center
17 jul 11 @ 9:46 am
So much great science going on this summer, thanks to the Children's Science Center, and they don't
even have walls yet! Support their work by shopping at Reston Whole Foods on July 27 or volunteering at the Fairfax County
4-H Fair at Frying Pan Park on August 6 or 7. Check their web site for more!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Should Successful Suburban Districts Welcome Charters?
17 jul 11 @ 12:39 am
Should successful suburban districts consider charters? Are suburban charters "boutique schools" or answers
to hidden shortcomings? I believe a great school system doesn't need charters because it's already innovating and adapting
the best ideas to meet every child's needs. Top-down pressure from Washington and national education foundations is endangering
that vision by tying funding for innovation to charters.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Award-Winning Architecture from UVA Students
15 jul 11 @ 7:19 pm
Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA)
15 jul 11 @ 7:16 pm
Friday, July 15, 2011
Herndon HS Teacher Selected for NASA Space Flight!
15 jul 11 @ 12:10 am
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Dan Domenech on No Child Left Behind
13 jul 11 @ 10:08 am
Hands-on Science Camp in Reston!
13 jul 11 @ 7:57 am
Monday, July 11, 2011
House Meeting in Westbriar Neighborhood
Wonderful group of neighbors and parents at the Konde home in Vienna this morning! Thanks so much to the Konde family
and all the guests for an enlightening discussion. Takeaways include overcrowded schools, especially in the Tysons area, length
of school day and preparation for science and engineering careers.
11 jul 11 @ 1:09 am
Fairfax County Public SchoolsFCPS NewsFCPS administers public schools in Fairfax County and
the City of Fairfax. With over 175,000 students enrolled, FCPS is the largest public school system in the Baltimore-Washington
and Northern Virginia Metropolitan Area. The most notable commitment that Fairfax
County makes to its school system is the allocation of 53.5% of its 2011 fiscal
budget to the school system. Including state and federal government contributions, along with citizen and corporate contributions,
this brings the 2010 fiscal budget for the school system to $2.2 billion. The school system has estimated
that, based on the 2010 fiscal budget, the county will invest $12,550 in each
student during the 2010-2011 school year.