Joan (Ubaniak) Wodiska ’96 was honored for her service as the vice president and member of the State Board of Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2013-17.
Wodiska was subsequently appointed by the governor to represent Virginia on the Education Commission of the States. Wodiska is also a gubernatorial appointee to fight childhood hunger.
Previously, she was the president of the Virginia School Boards Association, chair of the Falls Church City School Board and three-time elected local board member, and chair of the TaskForce on Education Mandates.
Wodiska is pictured with her daughter, Ava Victoria Stanton Wodiska, members of the State Board of Education of Virginia and State Chief School Officer Dr. Steven Staples (back right).