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 areas: 


The Equity Office is committed to fostering a responsive, caring, and inclusive culture where all feel valued, supported, and inspired to thrive within FCPS. Leading the charge is the Equity and Cultural Responsiveness (ECR) Team. This team:

  • Supports division-wide capacity building and learning.
  • Works with schools and departments to make sure all FCPS employees have the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and tools needed to demonstrate cultural responsiveness when supporting students, staff, and families.
  • Supports region leadership, coaches, and principals.
  • Serves on system-wide collaborative teams.
  • Provides direct learning support for both instructional and operational employees.

Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal dollars. FCPS is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

Equity & Student Conduct

FCPS’ discipline approach reflects the importance of equity, positive school climate, social-emotional learning, and using misbehavior as an opportunity for student learning.  The Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) document reinforces this more positively focused view of discipline.