Colleague Assistance Program (CAP)

Helping give teachers additional guidance and support.

Mentors are an extremely valuable resource for teachers who need to strengthen their skills in specific instructional areas. FCPS’ Colleague Assistance Program (CAP) was developed with that in mind. It offers teachers additional guidance and support to help them meet standards and goals resulting in improved student performance. CAP mentors or “collaborators” use their expertise to provide a targeted approach toward growing their assigned teacher’s skills and comfort level. The collaboration takes place within a maximum of 24 hours during a five-month period.

Teachers or their administrators may request CAP assistance by completing the CAP Request Form and submitting it to the Office of Employee Relations (OER). The deadline for requesting CAP assistance is March 15th of each school year. Once the CAP Program Specialist receives the CAP form, a collaborator will be assigned to work with the teacher.

If you are a retired educator, administrator, or teacher on an extended leave who exhibits professionalism and a passion for teaching, we encourage you to learn more about becoming a teacher collaborator, please look over the job description below. If it looks like something you are interested in, contact the CAP Program Specialist at [email protected] or 571-423-3070 for additional information.

Gatehouse Administration Center

$34.36 per hour

The Office of Employee Relations (OER) is looking for educators to participate as Collaborators in the Colleague Assistance Program (CAP) and the Intervention Team Process (I-Team). The CAP and I-Team were developed to provide teachers with additional support, guidance, and resources in specific instructional areas. This support would be a comprehensive, focused approach in the development of instructional skills and classroom management capabilities. The CAP program runs for a maximum of 24 hours and the I-Team for a maximum of 17 weeks per teacher in need of support.


  • Valid teaching license preferred
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressively more responsible teaching experience
  • Strong understanding of the school system’s Program of Studies and Virginia Standards of Learning
  • History of professional development and lead teacher activities
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Effective communication and writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites and time tracking systems
  • Continued educational credits in Best Practices in Teaching and Learning (preferred)
  • Local travel required

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their resumes to [email protected].

Employees, Applicants, and Retirees

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.