Arlington Education Association Recommends Nancy Van Doren, Democratic Candidate for School Board



    ARLINGTON, VA., (April 29, 2014) – The Arlington Education Association’s Political Action Committee (A-PAC) has announced its recommendation of Nancy Van Doren in the Democratic Caucus for School Board.

    “We have one of the best school systems in the nation and we take great pride in our students and in our schools. Yet there are challenges ahead,” said Jaim Foster, Arlington A-PAC co-chair and AEA President.  “Arlington’s teachers have chosen Nancy as the best candidate to take on these challenges.”

    “Nancy will be a strong partner. Her extensive experience with our schools ensures that we will successfully address the instructional and facilities issues before us,” added Foster.

    “I am humbled and honored to have Arlington’s teachers support me as their candidate,” said Van Doren. “I look forward to a strong working relationship as we take on the critical tasks facing Arlington Public Schools.”

    The Democratic Party holds its Caucus for Arlington School Board on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Drew Model School and on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at Washington-Lee High School.


    Nancy Van Doren is an education advocate with extensive business and international experience. She spent 12 years in the private sector with Connecticut National Bank, The Travelers Companies, The Hartford Courant and Newsday.  She then spent eight years overseas with her husband Jack Zetkulic, a Foreign Service Officer, and her family living in Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland.  For the last decade, Nancy and her family (four children that all currently attend Jefferson Middle School and W-L High School), have lived in Ashton Heights.  Nancy has served on and/or Chaired the following Committees in APS:  Multi-Modal Student Safety Special Services Committee, Arlington Career Center Parent Advisory Committee, Family and Community Engagement Working Groups, Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee, ADHD Task Force, Advisory Council on Instruction, County Council of PTAs, Jefferson Middle School PTA President, Washington-Lee Crew Boosters and Fundraising, Arlington Latino Network (Founding Member), ArlingtonADHD and ArlingtonReading Parent Support Groups (Founder).  

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