Retired Teacher Opportunities

FCPS welcomes retired teachers who want to continue making a difference in the classroom

As a retired teacher, you already know how rewarding it is to help future generations to grow and succeed. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) welcomes retired teachers who want to continue participating in education. We value your extensive experience, and we are here to support you in a role that suits your skillset.

Recent changes in legislation make it easier than ever for retired teachers to return to the classroom. All your full-time years of contracted teaching experience will be credited for salary consideration. Plus, for out-of-state educators, please know we offer two retirement plans. Come work with us!

For Retired Virginia Educators

Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System (ERFC)

ERFC is a defined-benefit retirement plan known as a pension, in which a specific amount is guaranteed for each participant for life after retirement. Generally, FCPS employees are automatically enrolled as members if they are full-time educational, administrative, or support employees, and they are eligible for a retirement benefit after five years of service. The ERFC pension supplements the primary benefits you'll earn from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and Social Security.

Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is a mandatory defined benefit program sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia. All full-time educational, administrative, or operational employees (typically monthly-paid) are members of the VRS. After five years of eligible service, you become vested in this system. Review the information below to learn more about each VRS plan.

Retired Outside of Virginia? 

2023-2024 Critical Shortage Teaching Endorsement Areas in Virginia

  • Special Education Pre-K - 12
  • Elementary Education Pre-K - 6
  • Middle Education Grades 6 - 8
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Science (Secondary)
  • Mathematics Grades 6 - 12 (including Algebra I)
  • English (Secondary)

Why Work with FCPS?

graphic representing opportunityOpportunity (for Growth and Advancement) - We are one of the top school districts in the nation in terms of size, innovations, and reputation. Because we can offer a range of school experiences, you will have the opportunity to explore what works best for you.   And we are committed to support your advancement with a wealth of professional development courses. At FCPS, you learn, have fun, and ultimately, help students. 

graphic representing relationshipsRelationships - Learning happens best in community. At any age, we learn better together. FCPS promotes collaborative learning communities within our schools. You'll be part of a team in a school where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. Our focus on employee wellbeing leads to higher staff satisfaction. And we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce that prepares students for success in a global society.

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Transition to Teaching in FCPS

Contact us by using our FCPS StaffConnect portal or by calling 571-423-3000.

Submit questions or concerns, as well as upload forms and other documents through the FCPS StaffConnect portal. Human Resources representatives are also available for assistance Monday – Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by calling 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.