I am a parent, educator and a public school advocate. LCPS needs board members who support public education. Support my campaign. Share my FB page.
The next LCPS School Board must address the following pressing issues: Commit resources to fulfill class-size goals. Eliminate the academic achievement gap between minority and non-minority groups. Eliminate the disproportionate use of suspension as a means of discipline for minority students and students with disabilities. Improve and accelerate English language acquisition for ELL students and non-native speakers. Improve the lagging performance in mathematics. Ensure equitable distribution of resources across all LCPS and where appropriate provide supplemental resources to address student needs. Expand "academy-like" options for middle and high school students within their home schools. Institute a comprehensive evaluation requirement for any new initiative/program and current programs where appropriate. Increase opportunities to take courses of interest (electives).
Mission: Bringing experience and innovation to Loudoun County's schools
Elect a proven teacher and leader who has committed his entire career serving public school students.
I am honored to receive an endorsement from my colleague and friend, Jim Person, retired Stone Bridge HS Principal, for the at-large LCPS board member.
knobloch4schoolboard.com Jim Person, Retired Principal, Stone Bridge High School endorses Dr. Knobloch.
He changed this light bulb, and he can change our schools. Because experience matters. (In politics and electrics)
Happy to meet with the LEA representatives yesterday. Let's Get Out The Vote!
Yesterday I was pleased to speak with a room full of Loudoun Educators. I'm so honored to be the Candidate for Chair with the endorsement of our teachers. What I know...our educators are often a pivotal person in the life of student.
Vote for Joy Maloney.
Please encourage your friends to vote November 3. Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you, Matthew Gallelli
knobloch4schoolboard.com Dr. Hatrick, Retired LCPS Superintendent endorses Dr. Stephan Knobloch for School Board
I am proud to announce, Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick, retired LCPS superintendent has endorsed my candidacy for the at-large seat on the LCPS board. http://www.knobloch4schoolboard.com/endorsements
knobloch4schoolboard.com Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick endorses Knobloch for the at-large LCPS board seat
Every classroom. Every school. We can own this and reduce negative behavior.
neatoday.org Bullying prevention programs do a good job of raising awareness and generating buy-in from school staff. However, programs can only do so much. For students to buy in, teachers, as first responders, must take the lead.
Be an informed voter!
www.loudountimes.com Loudoun Times-Mirror 2015 Voters Guide
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Thanks to The Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Loudoun Branch of the NAACP for hosting a reception last night at Frederick Douglass Elementary in Leesburg.
Students should have a voice too. LCPS should follow Kentucky's lead. If you are 18, be heard and vote.
theatlantic.com A group of Kentucky teens is struggling to get a modest bill passed, revealing just how difficult it is to convince adults that kids' opinions matter.
Busy day yesterday. Began at Lansdowne Woods and ended at LEAP meeting. Marching on to victory November 3rd - one meeting and one voter at a time. Our children are worth it!
Thank you Lansdowne Woods Democratic Committee for allowing me to share with you my vision for Loudoun's future. Happy to be joined by my friend, Dr. Stephan Knobloch.
Kenya Savage deserves your vote on November 3rd. Our students need her leadership.
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
In a recent article, entitled “Loudoun School Board Blasts Superintendent on Full-Day Kindergarten Plan”, the comments of the current board are not surprising at all creating the argument of funding and space.
Full Day Kindergarten has been a part of the LCPS goal for the last 7-10 years and has only been during this election cycle, the last few months that the members have decided to put pen to paper on what this plan looks like.
I am happy about the significant increase led by our newest Superintendent, Dr. Eric Williams, of students attending full day kindergarten; nearly 200%, however, we are only concentrating on at risk kids in at risk areas rather than looking at the county at large.
The county should not be segregated by these demographics. The entire county is at risk when we are not investing in early childhood education for all children, hence providing early opportunities to close the literacy gaps and “jump start” academic achievement for all students. Contrary to current board members thinking that full day kindergarten is a substitute for babysitting, full day kindergarten prepares students to be ready to learn by first grade.
I believe the lack of a long term plan for universal full day kindergarten is largely due to not having the appropriate coordination between the school board and the Board of Supervisors to make public education a priority within our county wide plan and investing too in education. Waiting until 2021 to offer just 61% of our students to come up to speed and take advantage of full day kindergarten is a waste of precious time and talent.
Loudoun is one of just three counties in Virginia — and the only jurisdiction in the Washington area — without universal full-day kindergarten. Educators have focused on saving full-day slots for students who are considered at-risk, including English language learners, children with special needs and children from low-income families. With just about 1,000 slots at 10 schools, at least 336 children who were labeled at-risk did not get into a full-day program in Loudoun this year. The full-day program doesn’t come close to serving the 4,600 kindergartners in the county.”
Furthermore, I am no way suggesting that the only solution be to build a new building, rather consider augmenting a school within each cluster to provide Full Day Kindergarten. I don’t have the cost but we have to start somewhere with a plan.
Currently within the Dulles district – we have nearly 900 students in kindergarten to include 17 at Rock Ridge high school. We should not have elementary student in school with high school students. I am willing to elaborate on this idea and others to create a long term plan for universal full day kindergarten as a county wide offering for all our students.
Another LCPS Board Member endorses me for school board. Thank you Brenda Sheridan. Together, we will make LCPS #better because #ExperienceMatters
Update on the campaign trail:
FDK board work session revealed Dr. Williams sees universal FDK as a goal for LCPS. Bill Fox does not support universal FDK. We have a capacity plan outline that accommodates 61% of students. There seems to be a board majority that wants to see numbers reflecting 100%. Jeff Morse was okay with the 61% numbers. We are making progress.
Vote November 3rd and elect candidates who will make FDK a reality.
Check out the Cat in the Hat and the young student with the Dr. Knobloch sticker at Sterling Fest. Spreading the word! Election day is just around the corner.
[10/11/15] It's a beautiful day to canvass in Cardinal Ridge and Sugarland Run. Vote for Dr. Knobloch, November 3rd.
Together, this team of dedicated candidates is committed to serve all residents of Loudoun. Vote November 3rd!
Knocking doors for the whole team. Three weeks to go.
These are critical topics. As parents, we all need to know safety issues and concerns. Attend if you can. LCPS please post content on your website and email out to parents. Keep up the outreach.
lcps.org The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will begin a series of courses on Technology Safety and Drug Awareness at area schools.
Put an educator on the board. Vote for Dr. Stephan Knobloch on November 3rd. Experience matters and so does your vote. Want to know more? Go to www.knobloch4schoolboard.com
loudountimes.com We already spend twice as much per student in the at risk category. Give me a candidate that will curtail the spending on those who will benefit society the least. More money for achievers and less money for the drains on our school budget. Un-popular, sure but it’s time to say your minimal successe…
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Thank you Seju and Prathay Shastry for hosting a wonderful gathering this afternoon in Broad Run. With highly engaged parents such as those I met today, we can make Loudoun schools the best. Vote November 3rd.
Time to make a difference for the #better.
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Out campaigning to improve Loudoun County and Virginia-one call and one conversation at a time.
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You can make the difference. Please donate and put an experienced educator on Loudoun County's School Board.
Vote November 3rd.
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Distributed yard signs today. The campaign is heating up. Let me know if you'd like one. I could use your support.
Attended the Loudoun Branch of the NAACP's Freedom Banquet last night celebrating its 75th anniversary. Congratulations!
Great afternoon meeting the wonderful people attending Ashburn Fest with Joy Maloney. Let's bring the strong leadership of two experienced educators to Loudoun's school board. Vote November 3rd.
Parents of college students take note. Every vote counts.
The Loudoun County Office of Elections will be at the Dulles Landing Walmart, Sterling Walmart, Purcellville Giant, Village at Leesburg and One Loudoun today from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Stop by and say "Hello"! You can register to vote, update your voter registration information, find out about absentee voting and basic information relating to the upcoming election.
Parent involvement is strong in Brambleton. Happy to share campaign literature at BWHS' great Back to School Night turnout.
Great event in Sterling tonight with Brenda Sheridan, Ryan Myers and Koran Saines.
Candidates discussing pressing issues in Sterling. They are ready to represent and serve every Sterling citizen.
Canvassing in Ashburn Village tomorrow with Joy Maloney.
Vote for Kenya - a committed advocate for public schools and every Loudoun child. MSAAC is key to making LCPS better. Keep up the great work.
Great job to MSAAC and SEAC leadership for a great mtg last night. Parents had a lot that they wanted the school board to know.
Sorry to hear about the technical glitch. I am hopeful the technology group is working to resolve this as quickly as possible. LCPS, thanks for the notice.
The ParentVUE/StudentVUE URL has been temporarily disabled due to technical issues. The URL will be disabled while Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) works with the vendor to resolve all issues. LCPS parents and guardians have begun receiving letters containing the user name and password they need to access ParentVue. LCPS will communicate with families once these technical issues are resolved. LCPS appreciates your patience during the implementation of this new system.
FDK proposal is a step in the right direction, but falls short of a comprehensive universal FDK plan. More to come.
[09/13/15] Great day to canvass in the Woodlea Manor neighborhood with Tom Marshall. Loudoun County deserves experienced public school educators on the school board. Vote Knobloch. Vote Marshall. November 3rd.
Let's invest in our kids, our schools.
LOUDOUN SCHOOL BOARD
School Board make important decisions that effect the future of our children. In 2011 a group of #LoudounGOP candidates slipped into office around the county districts. In the first 3 years, they often voted to cut the school budget PRIOR TO any cuts by the supervisors. In face in the first 2 years, their cuts were as large as the Supervisors' cuts.
This year, Loudoun voters have a chance to correct this mistake. There are some highly qualified candidates who will ensure that Loudoun children will never again have to be held back by #underfunding. Please take a few minutes to look over the qualifications and platforms of these fine candidates:
Dr. Stephan Knobloch for Loudoun County School Board, at-large. http://www.knobloch4schoolboard.com/
Joy Maloney for School Board, Broad Run District http://www.joymaloney.com/
Elect Kenya A. Savage Growing Our Children for a Greater Loudoun Dulles District: http://www.electkenyasavage.com/
#DustySparrowReed, Catoctin District: www.dustyforschoolboard.com/about.html
Ryan Myers, Algonkian District, https://www.facebook.com/electryanmyers
Tom Marshall, Leesburg District: http://tom4schoolboard.com/
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Live and Recorded Public meetings of Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP) Candidate Forum 2015-09-09 for Loudoun County Public Schools
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