Sharing Our Success

By Office of Communication and Community Relations
August 17, 2022

Dear Team, FCPS Families, Staff, and Community,

As I begin my first year as superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, I wanted to share with you my excitement about leading this premier school division which is rightly regarded as one of the best in the nation. It is a privilege and an honor to serve this wonderful community which cares so deeply about the quality of education for our young people. Indeed, this is just one of the many remarkable characteristics that drew me to this role.

The standards and expectations for academics are high and I firmly believe that together, we can continue to forge mountaintop educational experiences for all of our students. Since the moment I accepted this position, I have endeavored to meet with as many community members as possible; our amazing students, our staff, our families, and our community groups. You will find me a listening leader who cherishes the personal connections made every single day. My heart beats strongest inside our schools. As we move forward together in the 2022-23 academic year, these continued conversations will be critical components that help frame the direction of our division journey.

Certainly, I share your hopes and dreams and understand the responsibility that rests upon my shoulders. We are partners in the accomplishments of our students, and the work we do at this moment in history will surely shape our future for the better. No doubt we still face challenges as we emerge from the pandemic, but I remain overwhelmingly optimistic for our young people who have shown resilience and grit in the toughest of times. Keeping an eye firmly on future innovations, I also plan to draw on the strong traditions of excellence from our past.

It is my sincerest wish and deepest commitment to you that when each student leaves FCPS, we will have given them the tools, resources, experiences, and opportunities needed for them to be able to both pursue and accomplish their unique life goals. Together, we must prepare our students now for a future yet to be imagined.

Thank you for your trust and warm welcome you have provided me as I begin my career as superintendent of FCPS, together all things are possible.

Warmest regards,

Michelle C. Reid, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools, FCPS

  • Sharing Our Success

    This Sharing Our Success document from 2021-2022 school year and looking forward to more in 2022-2023.