Toby Sorensen is serving her fifth term on the Fairfax City School Board and served as the Board's Chairman from 2014-2016.
Sorensen has represented the city on the county superintendent’s Business and Community Advisory Council for three years. She is a past PTA president of Fairfax High, Lanier Middle, and Layton Hall (now Daniels Run) Elementary schools. She has served as the Country Club Hills Civic Association treasurer and newsletter editor and is currently a block captain. She was also co-chair of the City School Board Facilities Planning Committee and a member of the Fairfax Community Coalition.
She received her undergraduate degree in philosophy from St. Bonaventure University in 1972. At the University of Chicago, Sorensen earned a master’s degree in linguistics and a master’s degree in the humanities.
She was a former editor-in-chief with Scholastic Testing Service, an educational test publishing firm near Chicago.
Sorensen and her husband John, have lived in the City of Fairfax since 1990 and have three children.