Department of School Improvement and Supports

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The Department of School Improvement and Supports (DSIS) provides supports to schools through a region-based approach for the purpose of increasing student achievement, access, and opportunities for all children.

The department's Office of School Support (OSS) provides instructional leadership and support to Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and ensures that all FCPS employees engage in professional learning that enhances skills and practices that inspire, enable, and empower students to learn. OSS is made up of six region teams and one high school team that support K-12 schools across the division. Additionally, OSS leads the work of Project Momentum.

OSS staff members work to build capacity in schools with a focus on best practices in instruction, attendance, and on-time graduation. Staff members also facilitate job-embedded coaching and professional development; observe instruction and provide feedback; and support teachers and collaborative teams to plan instruction, analyze assessment, and refine practices.