Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is the 10th largest school system in the nation. Located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington D.C., FCPS is searching for aspiring and experienced administrative leaders to join our school-based leadership teams to work with parents, school-based personnel, and central office professional staff.
The school system implements a principal-selection process that includes placing qualified candidates in a pool from which they may be selected for a specific school.
To be considered for the FCPS Principal Pool, applicants must apply during the designated window (December 19, 2018 – February 12, 2019) and upload all required documents (resume and two essay responses). Further details and instructions are provided at the Principal Selection Process page.
Principals direct, and are accountable for, the planning, assessment, instructional leadership, communication, community relations, and safety and administrative management required to manage the instructional and special programs, organization, and facilities of an assigned Fairfax County public school.
Postgraduate Professional License with endorsements in administration and supervision preK-12 (a special education endorsement required for special education principal positions), plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience in teaching and administration or supervision, with a minimum of three years administrative experience.
About Fairfax County Public Schools
Welcome to Fairfax County Public Schools!
Engage with us as we inspire young minds towards a thriving future.
We strive for Excellence, Equity, and Effectiveness.
As the 10th largest school division in the U.S., FCPS serves a diverse student population of more than 188,000 students in grades pre-K through 12 and represents more than 182 spoken languages.
Nearly 93 percent of FCPS students graduate on time, and more than 93 percent plan to pursue post-secondary education.
FCPS offers a comprehensive support program for new teachers. Through the Great Beginnings program, new teachers are mentored on professional teaching standards and receive ongoing program assessment. In addition, we offer professional development opportunities and patented shared teacher lesson planning resources.
We offer a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits.
All of this right outside the nation’s capital and only a short drive to the mountains or beaches.
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