Join a Committee

Be a Building Representative

Every work location needs a rep, and most of the current reps would welcome some co-rep help. People who step up to be a rep are the lifeblood of the association. They make up the Representative Assembly, which meets monthly, and makes many of the decisions regarding where FEA is headed. Building reps communicate with members in their buildings and advocate for those members when appropriate. Let us know if you might want to become a rep. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and to support you in any way possible.

Committees

There are a variety of standing committees. We are always looking for more members to participate so that our committees remain vibrant and active. See below to find one which appeals to you, and then join us at an upcoming meeting. Our office is happy to give you all the details.

CREDENTIALS
Chair: Maricarmen Rodriguez Marchany

Keeps attendance records and issues credentials at Representative Assembly meetings.

ELECTIONS COMMISSION
Chair: Sheliah Calhoun

Runs FEA elections, including enforcing campaign rules, counting ballots, and certifying election results.

EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS (ESP) COUNCIL
Chair: Vacant

Focuses on education support employee concerns and issues.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL
Chair: Vacant

Involves members in the political process, from endorsements and campaigns to policy and legislation which affects education and education employees.

HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE
Chair: Carla Okouchi

Focuses on multicultural and gender equity issues and programs, as well as increasing diverse input into the Association.

INSTRUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Chair: Elaine Saunders

Works to improve the instruction and professional growth opportunities available to members of the Fairfax Education Association.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Chair: Carla Okouchi

Plans and designs the membership plan, from new employee orientations to promotions and programs throughout the year. Also coordinates social events for members to network and have fun.

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
Chair: Kitty Reip

Gathers input from FEA members on Virginia Education Association resolutions and makes recommendations to the VEA (our state affiliate).

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Chair: Kitty Reip

Solicits, reviews, and awards scholarships for deserving individuals from the FEA membership, as well as generating funds for the continuation of the scholarship program.