Diane L. Raulston
13600 Kerrydale Road
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Diane Raulston was elected on Tuesday,
November 3, 2015, as the Prince William County School Board representative for
the Neabsco District. Ms. Raulston’s commitment and pledge to all of the
residents of the Neabsco District includes advocacy for children and their
families for quality,equitable, and collaborative education. She also commits
to ensuring that Prince William County Public Schools will be held accountable
in providing high quality and diversified education for all students.
Ms. Raulston’s work as an advocate dates back to 1966 when she was a high
school student and advocate for education in the Monterey,California high
school system. She was later elected by her peers as a high school student
delegate and testified before the State of California Board of Education
subcommittee on high school diplomas,achievement tests, and state-required
graduation requirements. Her testimony, lobbying, and campaign efforts resulted
in a complete success as the Monterey, California school district changed policy
to address and reflect the needs that Ms. Raulston championed. After high
school,Ms. Raulston attended college and continued to advocate for various
needs of the common interest and beyond.
Ms. Raulston has received many awards for her work for the advancement of
student achievement. The most notable award came from the U.S. Department of
Education, Office of Title One Programs – Parent Leader Advocate Program of
1990. She was appointed as a State of California Education committee member for
two five-year terms by Ms. Delaine Easton, former Secretary of the State of
California Department of Education, 1994.
In 2007, Ms. Raulston moved to Dale City, Virginia where she obtained
membership in many local and civic organizations. She currently sits as an active
member of the Bel Air Women's Club and VFW Post 1503;is a lifetime member of
the Dale City Civic Association, and volunteers for the Prince William County
Lassie League. On a county level, she was appointed to serve two terms as chair
of the Neabsco Budget Committee at the pleasure of the Honorable John D.
Jenkins, Board of County Supervisors. In addition, she was appointed to and
currently sits on the Prince William County Disability Services Board, and the
Discover Prince William & Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Ms. Raulston was honored to receive Congressional Recognition of Volunteerism
from Congressman Gerald Connolly in 2013 and 2014 and from U.S. Senator Mark
Warner in 2014.
Ms. Raulston attended Kansas State College and majored in English and