Acts as the instructional leader, manager, and administrative advocate for each school within a defined geographic region consisting of high schools, their feeder schools, and associated alternative and special education facilities.
Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement in school administration and supervision preK-12 to include coursework in supervision, administration, curriculum/instruction, human resources management, school/community relations, school law, finance, and research or statistical methods, plus eight years of progressively more responsible administrative experience in elementary or secondary schools with some at the principal level or in senior management in an educational organization. Master's degree with doctorate preferred. Can demonstrate extensive knowledge of preK-12 principles and practices of public school administration; extensive knowledge of administrative methods and techniques; knowledge of research and current trends in public school education; ability to direct and coordinate the activities of a region of schools; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and ability to develop effective working relationships with school and department staffs, governmental leaders, outside advocacy groups, and community members.
Internal Number: 11858BR
About Fairfax County Public Schools
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 10th largest school division, located in the Washington, D.C. region, serves a diverse student population of more than 187,000 students in grades pre-K through 12.
Of those students, more than 54,000 are eligible for free and reduced-price meals, more than 26,000 receive special education services, and more than 54,000 receive ESOL services. Demographically, 39.3 percent of FCPS students are White, 25.4 percent are Hispanic, 19.5 percent are Asian, 10.1 percent are Black, 5.3 percent are two or more races, 0.3 percent are American Indian, and 0.1 percent are Native Hawaiian. FCPS students come from all over the world and speak nearly 200 languages.
Almost 93 percent of FCPS students graduate on time, and more than 92 percent plan to pursue post-secondary education. Our students can take Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in high school; the division offers the IB middle years program and the IB primary years program in select schools. The class of 2018 has 223 National Merit Semifinalists. Our high schools are recognized annually by the Washington Post as being among the most challenging hig...h schools in the U.S.
FCPS is the third largest employer in Virginia. The school division has approximately 27,500 full-time employees and an operating budget of $2.9 billion.