Denise Sandlin hired to lead schools business and planning


New Assistant Superintendent for Business and Planning Denise L. Sandlin’s background includes finance positions in the Henrico County Government and Chesterfield County and Petersburg Schools.

An experienced financial director will serve as Fauquier County’s new deputy superintendent of public schools for business and planning.

Coming from Chesterfield County schools, Denise L. Sandlin, 62, will start on February 15 in Fauquier with a salary of $ 138,000.

Ms. Sandlin will succeed Prashant Shrestha who resigned in December after nearly five years in Fauquier to hold a similar position in schools in Spotsylvania County.

She has been Director of Management and Budget at Chesterfield since 2019. She previously worked as Supervisor and Budget Controller for Henrico County and as Director of Business and Finance for Public Schools in the City of Petersburg as Principal commercial and financial.

Ms. Sandlin holds a BA in Management and Marketing from Central Washington State University and in Accounting from Averett University and an MA in Accounting from Liberty University.

“Ms. Sandlin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Fauquier County Public Schools,” said Superintendent David Jeck. “Her experience in budgeting the school system is very impressive and she carries an exceptional reputation. will do a great job and I can’t wait for her to join an already great team.

Fauquier’s mid-sized school system appealed to her, she said.

“I felt that was where I belonged. I wanted to be part of a positive culture where contributions are appreciated. This position was a career goal for me, and I think that door was not opened by accident.

In her new role, Ms. Sandlin will assist the Superintendent with business and strategic planning and oversee the development of the annual budget. She will lead the fiscal services, budgeting, modernization and new construction projects of the school system.

In her first 90 days, Sandlin plans to finalize the FY2022 budget and determine the year-end trajectory for the current budget. She plans to visit each school and department to meet with staff, assess their needs and offer assistance. “I have a very compassionate and caring heart, and I love helping people,” Ms. Sandlin said. “I like to be a part of something bigger than me. I love my profession and I feel a sense of accomplishment when I can use my skills to be successful and help others to do the same. “

She and her husband, Tom, have two grown children and two grandchildren, one of whom is on the way. She enjoys being active in her church, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

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Save Fauquier County2019 February 9, 2021 at 10 p.m.

It is absolutely necessary. Finally, a professional who is not an educator but has degrees in finance to hopefully cut costs so that teachers have a substantial increase in salaries. Women’s professions always benefit when other professional fields step in to help them progress. Every offer and every position must be scrutinized. Stop wasting teachers’ time with office work and give them more time for planning and teaching. Keep professionals productive. A kindergarten and first grade teacher needs more resources to pay attention to children with behaviors. Don’t let children go by without addressing and solving behavioral problems. The older they get if they are not resolved, the more they will become provocative oppositionists. This will create a waste of more resources.


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