Fairfax County Public Schools Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

By Office of Communications
April 29, 2024

William SolomonSuperintendent Dr. Michelle C. Reid has named William Solomon, who currently serves as executive director of Talent Acquisition in Houston Independent School District (ISD), to the role of chief human resources officer, effective June 3.

An experienced education executive, Solomon comes to FCPS with a track record of transformative leadership in Houston, one of the largest school divisions in the country. His leadership accomplishments demonstrate creative responses to divisionwide challenges. He spearheaded projects that had a positive impact on teacher recruitment, such as improving the accuracy of vacancy projections, decreasing the time to hire, expanding the use of visa programs, and increasing the volume of role-qualified applicants.

Solomon’s leadership improved pre-employment services for more than 10,000 new hires and employee transfers annually, including onboarding. He championed the implementation of an enhanced salary scale for special education teachers, and has broken department silos and streamlined cross-functional workflows. His work in strategy and innovation will be an asset as FCPS begins work on a comprehensive Human Capital Management (HCM) system.

Additionally, Solomon implemented and sustained a paid summer internship program, giving students access to real-world work experiences within departments throughout the school division. Solomon was also instrumental in the development of the school division’s nationally-recognized COVID-19 safety plan, providing a safe return to in-person learning and work.

“As one of the largest school divisions in the U.S. — and one of the largest employers in Virginia — Fairfax County Public Schools is uniquely positioned to transform the lives of students, employees, parents and caregivers, and the broader community,” Solomon said. “I’m honored to join FCPS, and look forward to ensuring that all students have access to the high-quality, high-impact professionals they need to reach their highest promise and fullest potential. I’m grateful for the trust being instilled, and excited about the equity-driven work ahead.”

Solomon has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management, with a minor in Human Resources Management. He also earned an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources and Law from the University of Houston.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications at 571-423-1200.