February is School Board Appreciation Month. FCPS is proud to use this month to highlight our own amazing school board members. Read below to learn more about Malvina Rollins Kay, Vice Chair of the Board, Serving Ward 4.
*What inspired you to want to join Fredericksburg City Public Schools School Board?
I was inspired to join the Fredericksburg City School Board because the citizens in Ward 4 were concerned about minority achievement. Test scores for African Americans were very low. As a product of the Fredericksburg City School system, I relate to the challenges, hopes and dreams of the community.
*What do you want your community, students, faculty, and staff to know about you or, in general, that you feel is important for them to know?
I believe all children deserve a first-class education; I believe all children can learn. I am committed to providing the resources, programs, and salaries for all teachers, administrators, and staff to show support and appreciation of their hard work. I am also committed to ensuring our students have the best facilities that provide ample space for learning and the latest technology that will prepare them to be competitive in the workforce. Children deserve the best opportunity to reach their goals.
*Tell us something about yourself that people would be surprised to hear.
During my career, I worked for several years with the "Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. As her Chief Financial Officer, I was able to represent her organization, The National Council of Negro Women in Cairo, Egypt; Dakar, Senegal; Cotonou, Benin; and Johannesburg, South Africa. This was a life altering and awesome experience for me.