Fairfax County, Virginia
Below is a roster of our shadow board members for this project. Further down the page, you will find archives of our broadcasts.
Dr. HARRY R. JACKSON
Former President of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ), Current Vice President of the Fairfax County Association for the Gifted, Host of television show ‘Education Matters’ on USANOW.TV
Dr. Jackson is the first African American to be elected president of the TJ PTSA and has extensive experience in education, program management, acquisition, as well as cybersecurity. He is a professor at numerous colleges and universities, a recognized expert in industry-standard cyber security certifications, and, more importantly, an ardent education activist focused on diversity and excellence.
Dr. Jackson specializes in diversity in gifted education, and he works with several advocacy groups such as the Black Student Fund. He launched the first-ever Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) provider conference for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) Parent Teachers Student Association (PTSA) Diversity Committee, where he brought together over 30 STEM providers that had a mechanism to provide free and reduced-fee services to gifted children in Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties, and coordinated this information with all the middle school guidance counselors in these counties.
Currently, Dr. Jackson is the Vice President of the Fairfax Country Association for the Gifted, where he also chairs the organization’s diversity committee, where he works on policy to address the K-8 educational pipeline impacting underrepresented communities. Dr. Jackson holds leadership positions in several other educational advocacy organizations such as Parents Defending Education, Coalition For TJ, and he works extensively with the Black Student Fund. Dr. Jackson is uniquely qualified to address racial achievement gaps in the Commonwealth with solutions that do not require additional income taxes, promotes education access opportunities, and leverages public-private partnerships.
Chair, Virginia Parents First Coalition. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Shadow Board Member Jeff Hoffmann has been a resident of Northern Virginia (NOVA) for over twenty years, including a graduate alum of George Mason University. For FCPS, Jeff is proud to serve alongside his boys as Vice President of Business Development for the Freedom Hill Elementary Parent Teachers Association and as a member of the FCPS Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC). He is also an active “soccer dad” for Vienna Youth league and former Cub Scout Leader of Pack 919 – George Mason District.
Mr. Hoffmann is a retired War College military reservist with over 20 years of work experience in the federal government, starting in the United States Senate and Congressional Affairs for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the late 90s – intelligence, security cooperation/foreign liaison, and political military affairs.
He served seven years as a senior intelligence officer, including management of operations in Europe, the Pacific, and the Middle East. One mission led to first-time reporting in the President’s Daily Brief. Jeff was a Working Group Vice Chair for Retired United States Army Lieutenant General Mike Flynn’s past Defense Intelligence Agency “Director’s VISION 2020.” Jeff has been
employed with a Fortune 500 company in NOVA since February 2015. In 2017, he received an Office of the Director for National Intelligence (ODNI) award for improving mission analytics and collection tradecraft.
Jeff recently returned to Virginia in October 2021, following assignment that helped developed cyber threat intelligence capabilities for the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) in the United Kingdom (UK). In his current leadership role, he is managing the EUCOM portfolio for a Pentagon program that aims to help foreign partners build strategy and capabilities for their cyber
programs and operations. While in the UK over the past two years, Jeff completed research on emerging technologies with the University of Oxford Saïd Business School and Kings College London Department of War Studies – a program co-sponsored with the Cambridge Security Initiative chaired by past Head of British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). In Jeff’s corporate capacity, and complementary to FCPS CTEAC membership, he is a past contributor to proposal response for the White House Office of Science & Technology that explored 6G advances, was primary member of a team that led to the award of a $17.1 billion intelligence services contract, and an active member on the Firm’s Technical Experience Group (Cyber).
Jeff has also been an active proponent and volunteer of multiple Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and in 2019 facilitated a forum at the National Press Club, co-chaired by the National Intelligence Council and Deputy Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research titled, “Information and Communication Technologies in Africa.”
Stephanie Lundquist-Arora is a concerned parent with three sons enrolled in FCPS. She has two master’s degrees from Syracuse University in public administration and political science. Lundquist-Arora, a widely-published author and small business owner, has worked as a policy analyst for the U.S. government and as a political analyst and speechwriter for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Australia.