1426 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
703-228-6000
Friday, November 28, 2014

School Board Members

James S. Lander, School Board Chair

(Term expires December 31, 2017)James Lander
 
School Board Office:  703-228-6015

Email: school.board@apsva.us

James S. Lander began serving on the Arlington School Board in January 2010 and is serving his second term on the Board, continuing his many years of advocating for the educational needs of children. During 2013-14, James served as Vice Chair of the School Board and currently serves as the Board Chair. He is a vigorous advocate for adequately funding and actively supporting public education, believing strongly in Marian Wright Edelman’s call to communities: 

“The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it’s whether we can afford not to.”

When not serving the Arlington Public Schools community, James works at the Consumer Federation of America as the Military Saves Director. He is a Gulf War veteran, and was recalled to active service after September 11, 2001, in support of Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom. He now is a retired officer, having ascended to the rank of lieutenant commander during his service and completing more than 25years of combined active and reserve experience.

James was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools. He has long appreciated the opportunities a quality public education provides. He believes investment, commitment and support of public education will provide children of all socio-economic backgrounds a path to fulfilling their dreams and our hope for the future.

James earned his master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and his bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. James and his wife Monica are homeowners in South Arlington, and are proud parents of Kierstin, an Arlington Public Schools and College of William & Mary graduate.