Superintendent's Office

Karen Garza,  Superintendent

Karen Garza


Dr. Karen Garza was appointed Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) by the School Board effective July 1, 2013.   More.





Richard Moniuszko

Dan Parris

Interim Deputy Superintendent

Dan Parris serves as the interim deputy to the division superintendent and manages all Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) educational programs at the district and school levels. More.


About Us

The mission of the Superintendent's Office is to provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the school division in conjunction with the School Board.

The Superintendent's Office ensures the school system's education and administrative functions operate efficiently and effectively. The office ensures necessary short and long term action plans are developed and implemented to achieve the school board goals and operational expectations.

The office serves students, parents, families, business, and community members and as such, the superintendent has a number of advisory councils to get community input including:

What We Offer

  • Oversight of student activities including:
    • athletics
    • safety patrols
    • publications
    • student government
    • performing arts
    • honor societies
    • special interest clubs
  • Initiation of liaison activities with state and national policymakers in order to achieve the legislative goals of the School Board.
  • Assist schools and offices with legal questions and regulatory issues.


Portrait of a Graduate

Student Achievement Goals and Projects

Superintendent's Entry Plan

Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools



Karen Garza

Dan Parris
Interim Deputy Superintendent

Christine Donohue
Chief of Staff

8115 Gatehouse Rd.,
Falls Church, VA  22042
571-423-1007       (Fax)

Webpage Curator

Nancy Moy

Last Updated

April 14, 2014