Investing in Our Public Schools


As the son of a retired elementary school teacher, Canek believes every child deserves access to an excellent public school education. To achieve that, he knows Alexandria must invest in our school infrastructure and address teacher retention. Our children and teachers should not have to learn and work in dilapidated buildings and overcrowded classrooms.

Canek spent three years serving students and families in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). Before being promoted to help start the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center in 2012, he served as the parent liaison at G.W. Middle School. Canek is committed to fostering and growing partnerships that will ensure every student has the tools and resources to reach their full potential. He supports continued efforts to address the achievement gap and disproportionate suspension rates in ACPS.