Fairfax County School Board Selects Superintendent Search Firm

October 22, 2021

Search will Include Robust Parent, Student, Staff, and Community Engagement

The Fairfax County School Board has contracted human resources recruitment firm GR Recruiting to conduct a nationwide search for the next Superintendent of Schools.

GR Recruiting has a proven record of hiring top quality education candidates across the United States. The company was selected based on its depth of superintendent search experience with large K-12 school districts, its understanding of the community engagement process, and its focus on future transition support for the School Board and new superintendent. GR Recruiting will begin working with the Board immediately to ensure the best candidate is selected and in place by July 1, 2022.

“We look forward to working with GR Recruiting in the months ahead. It is critically important that we have a robust search process with meaningful participation from parents, students, staff, and the community to help determine the characteristics we are looking for in our next superintendent and ultimately hire the best person to lead our school division into the future,” said Stella Pekarsky, Fairfax County School Board chair and Sully district representative. 

The community’s voice will be critical in helping define leadership characteristics, qualities, and qualifications of the next superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools. Parents, staff, students, and community members will be deeply involved in the process.

 In July, Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand announced he would not seek an extension of his current contract when it expires at the end of the 2021-22 school year. He will continue as superintendent until June 30, 2022, to assist the School Board with the transition.

Updates and additional information, including the search process timeline, will be posted on the Superintendent Search web page