Fairfax County Public Schools Names Region 4 Assistant Superintendent

News Release
May 23, 2019

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand has named Jay Pearson, who currently serves as Interim Assistant Superintendent in Region 4, as the new Assistant Superintendent for Region 4.


“Jay Pearson is a seasoned school administrator,” said Brabrand. “He brings 28 years of experience at the school—from teacher to principal—and central office levels to this job, making him exceptionally qualified to lead and support the 36 schools and more than 38,000 students in Region 4.” 

As Assistant Superintendent for Region 4, Pearson will be responsible for student achievement, assessment, and the hiring of principals in the Centreville, Lake Braddock, Robinson, South County, and West Springfield Pyramids. 


Pearson began his career in FCPS as a social studies teacher.  He served as department chair and International Baccalaureate (IB) coordinator at Edison High School, as assistant principal at Edison and Marshall High Schools, and as principal at Marshall High for nine years.  In 2014, Pearson was named the FCPS Principal of the Year.


Pearson accepted a position as Region 2 Executive Principal in 2014, serving for four years to provide instructional leadership to 45 schools with more than 40,000 students. He coached, mentored, and evaluated principals to improve teaching and learning; resolved parent concerns in a respectful, productive manner; led Professional Learning Communities institutes for staff members and made frequent classroom observations during school visits. In 2018, he was appointed Interim Assistant Superintendent for Region 4.


Pearson earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University (GMU) and a bachelor of arts degree in international studies from GMU. He earned a graduate certification in administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University.


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For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.