Mr. Eric DeKenippSchool Board Member Catoctin District
Committee Assignments: Mr. DeKenipp chairs the Finance and Facilities Committee and serves on the Human Resources and Talent Development Committee, and the Joint Committee with the Board Of Supervisors. He also serves as the liaison to the School Business Partnership Executive Council.
With a constituency of approximately 42,000 residents, Mr. DeKenipp is a 10 year Leesburg resident and currently serves as the Catoctin District Representative on the Loudoun County School Board.The eldest of 8 children and a product of the welfare and foster care systems in New York City, Mr. DeKenipp brings a well-rounded and conservative approach to matters of policy and budget leadership and remains focused on efficient governance and ensuring our students receive a world class education.Through his campaign, Mr. DeKenipp committed to the Catoctin District that he would:
Mr. DeKenipp spends much of his free time with his 2 daughters who are LCPS students and wife who serves as an LCPS School Counselor. He has coached softball and soccer for over 7 years, served as D.O.G.S volunteer, is a member of the local VFW and active community advocate at the local, County and State level. In his spare, spare time, he also enjoys running, boating and attending athletic events.Professionally, Mr. DeKenipp brings over 15 years of enterprise level leadership experience from the United States Marine Corps, Fortune 500 companies and the Federal government where he has led mission critical, organizational transformation and business operation efficiency initiatives globally.
- Increase proactive communication between the School Board, Board of Supervisors and other local and state representatives and the community
- Grow the LCPS footprint in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM)
- Work with the LEA and LCPS leadership to attract, hire, develop and retain the best teachers in the nation
- Develop and implement responsible fiscal and resource management policy for the purpose of dedicating more funding toward academic programs
- Expand and identify alternative revenue sources to reduce LCPS dependency on the tax payers