Cassandra Aucoin graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Aucoin retired after 39 years of work in public service, including in the Department of Defense. Aucoin is a military spouse and volunteers with organizations working with military families [1, 2].
Aucoin wants to promote high education standards and expectations and believes that education should emphasize the basics: reading, writing, science, and math [1, 2, 3].
Aucoin wants to encourage parents to be involved in their children’s education and views it as their right [1, 2].
Aucoin wants to eliminate wasteful spending. Aucoin is pro-school choice and favors allowing parents to use the per-pupil funding amount from the state or federal government to pay for private school tuition [1, 2].
Aucoin wants to recruit and retain effective teachers .
When FCPS had a mandatory mask policy, Aucoin advocated for letting parents decide whether or not their students should wear masks .