Dr. Michelle Reid Sworn in as Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent (Video Included)

By Office of Communication and Community Relations
July 01, 2022

Michelle Reid, Ed.D. was sworn in as the superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools on Thursday, June 30, at Luther Jackson Middle School. Her term begins Friday, July 1. 

“It’s important for me to remember that learning happens best in community, and this is an amazing community, '' said Dr. Reid. “It’s a community that drew me because of the strength of the partnerships, the spirit, the passion, the resources of time and talent, and for the importance that this community places on education.”

Dr. Reid is known regionally and nationally for strong instructional leadership. She was named AASA National Superintendent of the Year in 2021 for exemplary communications, her work in closing achievement gaps, and leading her previous school system in uncharted territory at the start of the pandemic. 

Dr. Reid has served as superintendent for Northshore School District, Washington, since 2016. She previously served as superintendent of South Kitsap School District in Port Orchard, Washington. She also served as deputy superintendent, district athletic director, and high school principal in Port Angeles (Washington) School District. 

Dr. Reid received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Washington, master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Washington, and her bachelor’s degree in Natural Science/Chemistry from the University of Puget Sound.

Video - Dr. Reid's Oath of Office Remarks