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Friday, January 21, 2011

Election Season Just Began: RA President Throws Hat in Ring For County School Board Seat

hanging-chads-300x242.jpgReston Association President Kathleen Driscoll McKee has said she will run for the Fairfax County School Board's Hunter Mill seat, which is being vacated by Stuart Gibson, who has decided not to run for re-election this fall after being on the board since 1995.

McKee is expected to have competition for Gibson's seat. Gibson is supporting Forest Edge Elementary School teacher Pat Hynes.

Gibson said on Thursday "mostly it is just time" to move on.

"Sixteen years is a longtime commitment," he said. "My children are now in their 20s. ... I think I have had a good impact. I am proud of the things we have done. I have worked with talented superintendents. I have seen all sorts of trends. But one thing that has remained constant - the achievement of our students."

McKee is the parent of four grown children, three of whom graduated from South Lakes High School. She is a former teacher who has a Masters in Education from University of Virginia. Her husband, Mike McKee, is also an experienced educator...

McKee's term as RA president expires March of 2012. A new school board would be empaneled in January 2012. McKee said she will carefully evaluate what her responsibilities would entail should she win the November 2011 election.
Between the school board seat and the RA board elections slated for this spring, it's safe to say election season has officially begun. Maybe it's time to unplug the internets for a while.


  1. Good riddance to that waste of protoplasm, gibson. A more rude, vile, condescending and loathsome person would be truly hard to find.

    A brainless, soulless invertebrate would be an upgrade.

    Thankfully, none of the announced replacements fall below that level.

    Maybe he can resign now and let his successor fill out his remaining term.

    Thank God we will soon have seen that last of him.

  2. Bob Simon's Metallic Alter EgoJanuary 21, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Wow, anon 2:27. That didn't take long.

    It's going to be a long election season.

  3. Anon 2:53 & 3:33

    Gibson gave haters way, way too much to work with . . .

    got to play it where it lies, ya know?

  4. Should we nominate Rod Koozmin?

  5. YES to Rod!

    The caped one has done nothing at the RA, so what will she do with the bloated schools?

    Cut their budget?
    Force the teachers to teach?
    Hold the kiddies accountable?
    Build more $100 million buildings?

    She's an empty nester, so what does she care about schools?

    This place has far too many redundant and autonomous wanna-be-but-can't-get-there government entities -- the county, the schools, the housing water and sewer authorities, WAMATA (aka metro), RA, STD 5, Airports Authority, and on and on and on...LESS is MORE!!!!

  6. Nice banner ad, Restonian:

    PS is that really you sitting next to RES at Lake Anne?


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