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FUSE: Grassroots Advocacy that Works!

FUSE logo: Fauquier United to Support Education

Join Fuse4Fauquier this February 13th, 2024 at 6:00pm to hear from Katie Lang and Darcy Kreutz, founding members of FUSE, on how grassroots advocacy has taken hold in Fauquier Public Schools. 

FUSE is a group that believes public schools are essential to the community and our democracy, and that educators and parents should work together as partners who treat each other with mutual respect. FUSE believes that students learn best when they feel safe and supported!

Katie Lang is a passionate advocate for public education who believes that strong schools build strong citizens and foster democracy. She is a founding member of FUSE, and a mother to five children.

The majority of Katie’s professional career has been in the nonprofit world, focusing on ways to promote ethical conduct in organizational settings. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Portland, as well as a Bachelor’s degree, with a double major in anthropology and theology, from the University of Notre Dame.

Katie will happily tell you that working with FUSE is one of the great joys of her life. She never ceases to be amazed by the dedication, passion, and extraordinary gifts her FUSE friends bring to this work. 

Darcy Kreutz is a mother, teacher, and founding member of FUSE. Darcy teaches high school English in Fauquier County and previously taught at the middle school level in Southwest Virginia, and graduated from Fairfax County Public Schools.

Darcy received a BA in English and an MAT in Secondary Education from James Madison University. In addition to her classroom and her work with FUSE, she serves as PTO Vice President, and is the Secretary of the local chapter of the Democratic Party. 

When FUSE is in action, they are raising awareness and recruiting people to support our schools, advocating proper funding for schools, supporting members who are serving on and attending county wide committees, conducting and assisting in volunteer projects to benefit their schools as well as their community, and much more!

If you’d like to get more active in supporting your local public schools through FUSE, you can also attend their Banned Book Club the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30, at the Open Book in downtown Warrenton.

Presented by FUSE,  Fauquier United to Support Education. Education's Katie Lang and Darcy Kreutz.


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