Laura Jane Cohen is a candidate for the Springfield seat on the Fairfax County School Board.
A Fairfax County resident for nearly 20 years, Laura Jane is the mother of two Fairfax County Public Schools students, a former preschool teacher and long-term substitute for FCPS and started her own small business in Clifton. She is an advocate for higher teacher and staff pay and the need for increased mental health professionals in our schools. In her capacity on the Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee, she has been a voice for greater access to career pathways. Laura Jane will be a voice for ALL our students and believes a successful experience in FCPS should be attainable no matter your abilities, race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
About the district
The Springfield District is one of Fairfax County's nine magisterial districts. Each district elects a representative to both the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. Springfield comprises all or part of the localities of Burke, Springfield, Clifton, Fairfax Station, and Fairfax. With over 120,000 residents, Springfield consists of and/or feeds into 10 high schools, 10 middle schools, and 27 elementary schools.