Fairfax County Public Schools Names Nardos King Region 3 Assistant Superintendent

News Release
June 27, 2019

The Fairfax County School Board has approved the appointment of Nardos King, who currently serves as executive principal for school support in Region 1, as the new assistant superintendent for Region 3, effective July 1. King replaces Terry Dade, who recently was named the superintendent of the Rochester (N.Y.) City School District.

“Nardos King is an innovative and highly motivated school administrator,” said Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand. “She brings over 25 years of experience, including 20 years in Region 3, to this position, and will work to ensure an equitable and quality education for all students.”

As assistant superintendent for Region 3, King will be responsible for student achievement, assessment, and the hiring of principals in the Edison, Hayfield, Lee, Mount Vernon, and West Potomac pyramids.

King began her career in FCPS as an administrative assistant at Hunt Valley Elementary School. She then transferred to Mount Vernon High School to become a finance technician and later advanced to instructional assistant, special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal—all at Mount Vernon High School. She served as Mount Vernon High School principal for nine years and was recognized as First-Year Principal of the Year in 2007. King was named the assistant superintendent for high schools for Baltimore County Public Schools in 2015, and her work included improving social, cultural, and academic outcomes for more than 113,000 students. Among her accomplishments in Baltimore County, King implemented the first Early College Magnet Program in the division and increased high school graduation rates each year with zero gap between black and white students. 

King earned a doctorate degree in education leadership and policy studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She holds two master's of arts degrees in special education and education leadership from George Washington University and George Mason University, and a bachelor of science degree in business information systems from Virginia State University. 

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