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 is implementing a newly designed 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 open window (September 6, 2017 - October 17, 2017) and upload all required documents (resume and two essay responses). Further details and instructions are provided at the Principal Selection Process page at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/administrative/principal-selection-process.
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. Can demonstrate knowledge of principles, practices, materials, and equipment used in modern public school education and an ability to apply them to the needs of the school; knowledge of current curriculum and instructional practices and trends; knowledge of public school organization and administration; ability to plan, organize, and coordinate comprehensive school instructional programs; ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work of instructional and support personnel; ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, community, and the general public; and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), located in Northern Virginia, is the nation’s 10th largest public school system, serving more than 187,000 students in the most populous jurisdiction in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our diverse student body is educated in 196 schools and centers.
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