“I am not normally in the business of endorsing candidates for school board positions because to be honest many are not educators and I am not always sure how much they understand about what it truly takes to work in a school day to day. I am not saying school board candidates have to be educators, and I have known many whose hearts are truly in the right place, but I just don’t normally publicly endorse school board candidates.
Until TODAY! . . .
[Ricardy] is THE REAL DEAL. I am highly supportive of Ricardy Anderson’s candidacy for a seat on the School Board!”
“Ricardy Anderson has a deep lifelong commitment to children and educational excellence, but she also has the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver. As an immigrant and as the mother of two FCPS elementary school children, she knows firsthand the challenges that we face in the Mason District, and the strategies to best deploy FCPS's resources so that every child can realize their potential.”
“Dr. Anderson exemplifies the characteristics that an effective school board member should possess. She is driven by student achievement and focuses on what is best for all students. She works with parents, teachers, community members, and students to accomplish the set-forth vision and attain collective goals.”
“Dr. Anderson has always been and will continue to be a passionate and knowledgable advocate for children who understands the needs of both the students and the adults in the educational structure. Having worked side by side with her as a principal and now serving as a suburban superintendent, I can't think of anyone more qualified to serve on a school board who will have an unwavering focus in doing what is best for all students.”
-DR. SHELLEY HOLT SUPERINTENDENT OF WAYNE-WESTLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
“I worked as a middle school mathematics teacher under Ricardy’s leadership. She brought powerful new data driven methodology to our campus. Ricardy was hands on. By this I mean she enjoyed and was consistent in entering classrooms with the intention of building relationships and observing pedagogy. All visits were followed by helpful and positive feedback. She is focused on building support mechanisms for our underserved student populations, with after school tutoring and instituting additional periods for students who benefited by extra focus on challenging subjects during the regular school day as few examples. Iwould like to add that Ricardy led by modeling hard work, attention to measurable results and leadership by motivation.
Without hesitation, I support the election of Ricardy Anderson to the Fairfax County School Board for the Mason District.”
-STUART D. SHEPARD TEACHER, HAYWARD-UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
“Dr. Ricardy Anderson is an extraordinary leader. As my former principal, she was responsible for creating a positive vision learning environment for Cardinal Ridge Elementary, a brand-new school. She developed a dynamic, high performing team that created a successful vision for the school. Under her leadership and guidance, the school blossomed. She developed an outstanding plan and executed it effectively to the benefit of the students, the community, and the staff. Students are always at the forefront of all of her administrative decisions. She developed leaders in her staff and worked hard to always support parents, students, and staff. She has a passion for education and always strives for excellence. She is an outstanding candidate for membership on the Fairfax County School Board.”
- KATIE DEROSA TEACHER, LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“I have known Dr. Anderson for 20 years as a fellow educator. She has a great wealth of experience as a teacher and school leader in both elementary and secondary settings. Dr. Anderson is strategic, intelligent and caring. She understands how schools and divisions work, as well as the obstacles districts face.
Dr. Anderson has both a theoretical and practical understanding of instruction. Most importantly, she is passionate about public education. She has and will continue to work hard to make sure schools support all students. I unequivocally endorse Dr. Ricardy Anderson for FCPS school board.”
—MAUREEN NESSELRODE PRINCIPAL, ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS