The Henrico County School Board is seeking interested candidates to fill the remainder of the term previously served by veteran Tuckahoe District representative Lisa Marshall, who resigned Aug. 21 for health reasons.

Minimal qualifications are (1) be a registered voter; and (2) reside in the Tuckahoe Magisterial District in Henrico County, Virginia.

Applicants must also prepare and submit four items: 
1) A letter expressing their interest;
2) Updated resume;
3) Statement of Economic Interests; and
4) Certificate of Qualification for Appointment.

Statement of Economic Interests (Click here to complete form)

Certificate of Qualification for Appointment (Click here to complete form)

To request paper copies of this material, please contact the School Board clerk using the contact information below.

All completed applications, to include letter of interest, resume, Statement of Economic Interests and the Certificate of Qualification for Appointment, (either in electronic or hard copy form) must be received by Debbie Ward, School Board clerk, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Applications received after that time will not be considered. To submit materials, or to ask questions, the School Board clerk can be reached at dnward@henrico.k12.va.us, 652-3808, or P.O. Box 23120, Henrico, VA 23223.


Selection Timeline

Wednesday, Aug. 22School Board vacancy occurs
Thursday, Aug. 304:30 p.m. Application deadline
Thursday, Sept. 612 p.m.: Special work session to interview selected applicants in a closed meeting
Thursday, Sept. 134 p.m.: Public hearing to solicit input regarding the candidates
Thursday, Sept. 205 p.m.: Special work session to select and appoint the Tuckahoe District representative
Thursday, Sept. 27New Tuckahoe District School Board member attends first School Board meetings

Note: The appointed member will serve on the School Board representing the Tuckahoe District until a new member elected in November 2019 assumes office in January 2020.

Characteristics for Interim School Board Member

  • Past involvement with the school system whether as an employee or deeply invested school volunteer through PTA, for example.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and support group decisions, because an individual School Board member does not set policy, the entire Board does. This requires the ability to cooperate and work collaboratively, which may be apparent through successful prior Board service.
  • The ability to focus efforts on serving all children in order to ensure every decision or action of the Board considers the best interests of all the students. Able to articulate a vision beyond his or her magisterial district.
  • The ability to understand and express in an interview that Board members are entrusted by all the parents in the HCPS community and that no child is more important than another.
  • Has a history of acting with professionalism and integrity. Someone who demonstrates an understanding that his or her personal behavior impacts the climate of the School Board and of the district.
  • An individual who wants to be a public servant.
  • One who truly understands the great time commitment required and who is willing to devote that time and energy to the position.
  • One who is a “quick learner” and will do the necessary homework in preparing for School Board meetings and expending his or her knowledge on educational issues.
  • One who truly believes in the collaborative Board process and can accept the will of the majority and move forward to support the Board after the votes are cast.
  • One who does not have a single issue or narrow-minded agenda.
  • Past experience evaluating and critiquing the performance of senior leadership/executive.