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.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Washington Post Endorses Pat Hynes for School Board
30 oct 11 @ 10:16 am
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Vienna Halloween Parade
27 oct 11 @ 10:55 pm
Great picture of Madison HS students marching in the 65th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade for Ryan McElveen, Chap Petersen,
Sharon Bulova and me! I'm there, too, carrying the banner. It was so nice to be back on Maple Avenue for one of
my own family traditions. Thanks so much to the students and to the parade organizers!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Washington Post Endorses Hynes for School Board
22 oct 11 @ 11:01 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Firefighters Collect Winter Coats
22 oct 11 @ 12:31 am
Letter to the Editor "Supporting Hynes"
21 oct 11 @ 2:03 am
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
"Opportunity Neighborhoods" Pool Resources
18 oct 11 @ 5:48 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Changes Coming for Federal Education Law?
8 oct 11 @ 5:16 pm
Quick summary of proposed changes to federal education law - an effort to return local and state control
without losing sight of persistent achievement gaps.
Respecting Students as Future Leaders
8 oct 11 @ 2:48 pm
I agree wholeheartedly with this message: that, above all, we must respect students as creative problem-solvers,
so that they can become leaders in their communities.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
My Thoughts On the Search for a New Superintendent
5 oct 11 @ 5:23 pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Investing In Teachers Is Smart Fiscal Policy
4 oct 11 @ 7:21 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Good Advice for New School Board
2 oct 11 @ 11:07 pm
Kristen Amundsen, former Fairfax County School Board member and State Delegate, has some good advice about
how to keep the public involved in the search for a new superintendent.
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.