Dalia Palchik graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in anthropology in 2005 . Palchik is a former Spanish Instructor and world language teacher at Sheridan School . She also served as a school board member of the Providence district for 3 years . Palchik also serves as Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, Vice-Chair of the Housing Committee, a co-lead of the Successful Children and Youth Policy Team, and Chair for the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Palchik has also been involved with the State Executive Council for Children’s Services, the Council to End Domestic Violence, and on the Fairfax Food Council .
Palchik supports inclusion and providing equal opportunities to all people irrespective of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Palchik wants to make government services more accessible for all residents. She also supports building more walking trails and open spaces to build a healthy community .
Palchik hopes to increase access to language courses and believes that all students should have fluency in at least one other language. She believes in the importance of understanding geography and world issues. Palchik emphasizes project-based learning as opposed to standardized testing. She wants to partner with community organizations to develop student-friendly programs. In addition, Palchik supports investing in education policies that prioritize teachers and reduce class sizes .
Palchik supports investing in renewable energy and green infrastructure. Her goal is to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of Fairfax County as a whole .
Mark Warner, Senator; Gerry Connolly, Congressman; Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board Of Supervisors; Dick Saslaw, Senator; David Marsden, Senator; Barbara Favola, Senator; Eileen Filler-Corn, Delegate; Marcus Simon, Delegate; Kathleen Murphy, Delegate; Danica Roem, Delegate; Emily’s List; Washington Laborers District Council; Service Employees International Union; Fairfax County Federation of Teachers; Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia; Fairfax Education Association