Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 11th largest school division, is seeking a proven educational leader to serve as Chief Equity and Academic Officer.
FCPS, located in the Washington, D.C. region, serves a diverse student population of more than 189,010 students in grades pre-K through 12. FCPS students come from all over the world and speak nearly 200 languages. FCPS is the third largest employer in Virginia. The school division has approximately 27,500 full-time employees and an operating budget of $3.1 billion.
Leads and manages the programs and processes of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) that promote and sustain educational equity and inclusiveness; provides innovative leadership and management oversight, and ensures accountability, for curriculum, instruction, and assessment for general, special services, adult populations and related student services; oversees divisionwide professional learning, family and student engagement, student activities and athletics, and student discipline; promotes and maintains a focus on raising student achievement, closing achievement gaps, and school improvement; implements the Division's Strategic Plan and its elements into the organization's culture; supports equitable opportunities for all students; leads cross-departmental efforts to ensure that innovative and equitable practices are aligned with the Strategic Plan and executed with fidelity; works closely with the Leadership Team to ensure that initiative timelines are developed, executed, and maintained.
Master's degree in education. Doctoral degree preferred. Eight years of progressively more responsible experience in leadership and management in education. Successful experience as a principal preferred. Postgraduate educational license in a field appropriate to assignment with endorsement(s) in field of specialization and appropriate supervisory and/or administrative endorsements. Division superintendent license or certification preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures relating to curriculum and instruction for general education, special education, and adult populations and all related student services. Comprehensive knowledge of diversity, cultural proficiency, and equity issues. Knowledge of school improvement and organizational change strategies and initiatives. Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws related to schools and equity. Ability to set, communicate, and assess program priorities and performance standards. Ability to manage, supervise, motivate, lead, and challenge a team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the multiplicity of constituencies served by the Division; the School Board; and federal, state, and county officials. Proficiency in the use of technology and data analysis. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
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 11th largest school division in the U.S., FCPS serves a diverse student population of more than 189,000 students in grades pre-K through 12 and represents more than 200 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.
Say YES to FCPS!