"Ricardy Anderson, an immigrant from Haiti and awarded school administrator, will ensure that all Fairfax County public schools can be institutions that embrace equity and inclusion for every child to succeed."
“Ricardy is committed to ensuring that all children are well-served by Fairfax County Public Schools regardless of socioeconomic status, gender identity or sexual orientation, personal circumstance, home language, religion, or ethnicity.”
“On the basis of my 35 years in education as teacher in grades 6 – 8, member of the Fairfax County School Board representing Mason District, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for FCPS, and Director of Teacher Education at George Mason University, I believe that Ricardy Anderson's long and successful career has prepared her with the knowledge and skills to represent Mason District's diverse community.”
- Mary Anne Lecos, Ed.D Former School Board Member (Mason District)
“Ricardy’s personal background as a parent of students in the district and extensive professional experience as an educator make her the best candidate to represent the growing needs and concerns of our community. ”
- Delegate Alfonso Lopez House of Delegates, District 49
"Ricardy’s personal story is the perfect example of the power of public education as an opportunity equalizer. As an immigrant and school principal, she understands the issues that face our students and schools in our diverse community. She is also experienced in balancing priorities and making difficult decisions to ensure the efficient use of resources. She will be effective day one."
- Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) U.S. House of Representatives
"Dr. Ricardy Anderson will be a School Board member for all schools serving Mason District students. [Her] life experiences give her a unique perspective about the challenges facing teachers and students today, and I am proud to endorse her candidacy to be the next Mason District representative to the Fairfax County School Board."
- Supervisor Penny Gross Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Dr. Ricardy Anderson, a resident of Mason District since 2008, is running to represent her home district on the FCPS School Board. With deep roots in the community, along with raising her two young children in Mason District, Ricardy is acutely aware of the challenges and needs of her district. Watch Video starting at 14:48
"Dr. Ricardy Anderson . . . walks the walk. She knows schools. She knows education. She has pledged to be a full-time school board member and spend a day in our schools every week. That hands-on approach is so valuable. I’m excited to know that we have someone like Rickie Anderson running for the Mason seat. I think she’s going to be a star."
-Sharon Bulova Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
“Ricardy has demonstrated a clear commitment to building trades issues in her personal and professional life. We are confident that Ricardy will be a strong ally to working families as a Fairfax County School Board member by pushing for access to skilled trade apprenticeship programs and responsible school construction policies.”
“Anderson is, in short, incredibly impressive and would make a superb addition to the Fairfax County School Board from the Mason District (replacing current School Board member Sandy Evans, who is retiring). Which is why I’m very confident in endorsing her for this position . . .”
“Dr. Ricardy Anderson’s 23 years of experience as a classroom teacher, central office administrator, and building leader across three states will bring an important perspective and bold ideas to the Fairfax County School Board. She is the right person to represent the Mason District. I wholeheartedly endorse her.”
- Delegate Marcus Simon VA House of Delegates (District 53)
“Ricardy is a former classroom teacher, Virginia Department of Education-recognized administrator, a former Army National Guard Reservist, a woman of color, and first-generation American. Her professional and personal experiences, innovative ideas, and passion for helping children reach their full potential make her well-qualified to serve on the school board.”
-Senator David W. (Dave) Marsden Senate of Virginia (District 37)