Strauss has been active in education for over 30 years. She is a former elementary and preschool teacher and holds her master of arts in teaching from Harvard Graduate School of Education and bachelor of arts in history from George Washington University. Strauss is the past president of the Franklin Sherman PTA and the Fairfax County Council of PTAs and past chair of the council’s education and budget committees. She has served on numerous education and youth affairs committees including the FCPS Career and Technical Preparation Task Force, the Division Planning Committee, the Citizens Bond Committee, and the Fairfax Framework for Student Success Committee. She is the mother of four FCPS graduates. Her previous Board service includes June 1991 to 1993 and 1996 to present. She served as Board vice chairman 2000 and Board chairman 2001 and 2011.
Current term expires 12/31/19