Office of Chief Equity Officer

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FCPS is committed to serve every student by name and by need. The Office of the Chief Equity Officer examines the greatest opportunities to achieve FCPS goals and the policy commitments made as part of the One Fairfax policy, with a focus on raising student achievement, closing achievement and attainment gaps, and supporting equitable opportunities for all students.

The chief equity officer supports and leads efforts by FCPS to align actions around the shared value of equity by expanding perspectives, creating the space for courageous conversations, leveraging and building upon strengths, helping all staff to understand the difference between symptoms and root causes, challenging the status quo, clarifying and focusing attention on core purpose, and ensuring that FCPS does all that it can to unlock the potential of each student.

In a video interview conducted during Equity in Education Month (March 2022), Nardos King talked about about what equity means in FCPS.

The office oversees the following three offices: