Joy Maloney announces campaign for School Board
ASHBURN, Virginia – March 18, 2015 – Joy Maloney announced her campaign today for the Broad Run seat on the Loudoun County School Board.
Maloney has spent the last two years advocating for Loudoun County Public Schools through Support Our Schools – Loudoun (http://www.sosloudoun.org). She has attended numerous Board of Supervisor and School Board meetings and public hearings on the budget, personally pressed elected officials to do the right thing for our schools, and kept citizens informed on the budget process. For her efforts, the Loudoun Education Association honored her with their Friend of Education Award in 2014.
“I’m running because we need to make a change for the best for our kids, for our schools, and for our community,” Maloney said. “Our public schools aren’t getting the support they need. I have the passion and dedication we should expect from our School Board representative.”
As the Vice President of the Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP) for the past year, she has planned and coordinated programs on full-day kindergarten, elementary foreign language education, advanced arts offerings, the Academies of Loudoun, as well as a Town Hall with the School Board and staff from the Board of Supervisors coinciding with the start of the budget cycle.
“Wayde Byard asked me to help out with LEAP this year after he saw my interest as Eagle Ridge Middle School’s representative. It’s been a very rewarding experience to help make parents aware of these important issues,” said Maloney.
A former high school teacher, Maloney holds a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership and a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, Mathematics. She has been working in the information technology field for the past 18 years, including positions at Marriott, AOL and her current position as a government contractor.
Maloney’s daughter, a Loudoun County Public Schools’ student since first grade, is now a freshman at Briar Woods High and the Academy of Science. “We put her in a private full-day kindergarten because Loudoun didn’t offer it. I’ll continue to work to establish a plan for universal full-day kindergarten, hopefully even before the election in November,” Maloney said.
Maloney married her high school sweetheart, and she and her family have lived in the Broadlands for the past 14 years and the DC metro area for close to 40 years. During that time, she has volunteered for the Girl Scouts, Sterling Playmakers, Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Women Giving Back, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
For more information, see her website at http://www.joymaloney.com.