Nancy Van Doren was appointed to the School Board on September 12, 2014. She has served at the Board’s Vice Chair in 2015-16 and as Chair in 2016-17. Nancy is an education advocate with ten years of experience as a parent, volunteer, and leader in Arlington Public Schools. Prior to joining the Board, Nancy served as the PTA President of Thomas Jefferson Middle School, chaired the Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee, and served on the Multi-Modal Transportation and Student Safety Special Committee, the Family and Community Engagement Working Group, and the Arlington Career Center Parent Advisory Committee. Nancy has also served on APS’ Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI), the County Council of PTAs, and the ADHD Task Force. A strong advocate for students and parents, Nancy was a co-founder of the Arlington Latino Network and founder of the Arlington ADHD and Arlington Reading support groups. Nancy has lectured at Georgetown University and serves as an advisor to Children’s National Medical Center on education issues related to students with disabilities.
Nancy has extensive business and international experience. From 1984-1995, Nancy worked in the private sector with Connecticut National Bank, The Travelers Companies, The Hartford Courant and Newsday. Her expertise is in general management and communications. From 1996-2004, Nancy lived overseas with her husband Jack Zetkulic, a Foreign Service Officer. During those years, Nancy and her family lived in Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Nancy is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the Hartford Graduate Center/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition, Nancy studied at the University of Madrid in Spain and served as a volunteer teacher and community organizer in Nicaragua. She is fluent in Spanish.
For the last decade, Nancy and her family have lived in Arlington’s Ashton Heights neighborhood. Nancy and her husband have four children: Matt, Patsy and Katie are graduates of Washington-Lee High School and attending the University of Virginia, McDaniel College and George Washington University, respectively, and Anne will be a junior at W-L in the Fall.
Read Nancy’s July 2, 2018 Organizational Meeting remarks here.
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Term expires December 31, 2020