Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement
The Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement leads and provides dynamic professional development and family learning experiences that cultivate a community of learners where families, staff, and stakeholders partner to ensure students are inspired, engaged, and thriving.
The office is organized into three areas of responsibility to provide support and services to FCPS employees, schools, families, and the community:
Professional Growth and Career Development
The professional growth and career development team builds adult learners' capacity to advance the achievement of all students and to close achievement gaps through dynamic and personalized professional learning for FCPS administrators, leaders, teachers, and support employees. This team includes leadership development, systemwide professional development, and the instructional coaching program.
Family and School Partnerships
The Family and School Partnerships team creates and implements programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools, and the community in support of student success. This team is responsible for parent liaisons and community liaisons, family and early literacy programs, parent orientation, reporting of volunteer services, cultural outreach programs, the call-in parent information line, and the Parent Resource Center.
The Title I team oversees implementation of the Title I, Part A federal grant in FCPS high poverty elementary schools and central programs, with the aim of engendering educational equity as a means to close student achievement gaps. This team includes financial and instructional resources and supports for Title I schools, including meaningful professional learning and family engagement experiences.