Office of School Support
The Office of School Support (OSS) is headed by two directors. Jennifer Lempp, [email protected], provides school support for elementary schools while Stephanie Jerauld, [email protected], works with secondary schools. The office is part of the Department of School Improvement and Supports.
OSS staff are divided into teams according to the five FCPS Regions. In collaboration with Region leaders, OSS staff support schools with a specific focus on equity and closing achievement gaps. They use data to ensure human and fiscal resource support goes to schools demonstrating the most need. Additionally, OSS leads the work of Project Momentum, a school improvement initiative that seeks to make sure that all Fairfax County Public Schools meet state and federal accreditation requirements.
OSS Region teams are comprised of highly trained curriculum experts who support K-12 teachers, collaborative teams (CT), and school leaders in the areas of:
- Educational Specialist
- Data Specialist
- Special Education
OSS works to build capacity in schools with a focus on best practices in instruction. OSS staff conduct job-embedded coaching and professional development, They observe instruction and provide feedback. They work with teachers and collaborative teams to plan instruction, analyze assessments, and refine practices.
OSS staff work collaboratively with professionals in the Department of Special Services (DSS), Instructional Services (IS), Information Technology (IT), and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement (OPLFE) in order to ensure alignment in messaging, resources, and support to schools.