Idalia Fernandez, Vice Chair
Admiral Robert R. Fountain
Dorcas Helfant-Browning, Chair
Benita Thompson Byas
Michael J. Schewel
William C. Hall, Jr.
- July 15-16, 2015
- Sept. 16-17, 2015
- Nov. 18-19, 2015
- Jan. 27-28, 2016
- May 18-19, 2016
Eleanor Saslaw was appointed to the State Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe to begin a four-year term July 1, 2014.
A licensed professional counselor, she began her career as a teacher in the Fairfax County school system.
She would later serve as president of the Virginia Counselors Association where she trained counselor lobbyists to work for educational and career education goals in Congress and the Virginia General Assembly.
In 2004, she was appointed to the Virginia State Board of Education and served as its president from 2010 to 2012.
Saslaw has won numerous awards including the Friend of School Psychologists Award (2011) and Counselor of the Year (1998 and 1994). She has a master’s degree in secondary counseling and a bachelor’s degree in social studies education.
She serves as liaison to Patrick Henry and Rappahannock community colleges.