School Board Office: 703-228-6015
An Arlington resident since 1988, Ms. Baird joined the Board in January 2007, serving as Vice Chair from January 2008 to June 2009 as well as from July 2012 to June 2013, and as Chair from July 2009 to June 2010. As a member of the Board, Ms. Baird serves as liaison to the Facilities Advisory Council. Prior to her service on the Board, Ms. Baird was active in her neighborhood civic association as well serving on the board of the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance. As a parent, Ms. Baird served as co-chair of the APS Early Childhood Advisory Committee and in PTA leadership roles with her children's elementary school.
A native of Ohio, Ms. Baird earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Kenyon College. Her professional management and business experience includes more than 25 years in the publishing industry. She lives in Arna Valley with her two sons, who are students at Drew Model School and Gunston Middle School.