FCPS Announces Appointment of New Chief Academic Officer

News Release
November 16, 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand has named Sloan Presidio, who currently serves as assistant superintendent for instructional services, as the district’s new Chief Academic Officer, effective November 17. 

“As the assistant superintendent for instructional services, Dr. Presidio has been responsible for helping to close the achievement gap and for integrating project-based learning and performance-based assessments into our curriculum,” said Brabrand.  “Most recently, his work has been instrumental in developing the district’s distance learning plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to have him apply his years of experience to oversee all aspects of academics in FCPS.”

Presidio has served as assistant superintendent for instructional services since 2012. As Chief Academic Officer, he will continue to expand critical equity work currently underway in our district to include opportunity and access to the advanced academic program, the development of culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy, and the use of innovative schooling practices in the FCPS learning model and the development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes.  

Prior to joining FCPS, Presidio served as assistant superintendent for educational programs in the Tigard-Tualatin School District in Oregon, and as a principal and assistant principal in schools in Oregon.  He also worked as attorney in Washington, D.C.

As Chief Academic Officer, Presidio will oversee the Instructional Services Department, the Department of Special Services, and the Department of School Improvement and Supports.

Presidio earned his doctorate in education from the University of Oregon, his Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law, a master’s of education from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of California-Los Angeles.