FCPS Awards 42 Students a Letter of Intent for Teaching Positions

News Release
June 03, 2020

teachers for tomorrow studentsIn an effort to cultivate new teachers for the future, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has awarded 2020 Letters of Intent to 42 FCPS students.  The FCPS Letter of Intent signifies a commitment by the district to offer the recipient a guaranteed interview for a teaching position.

FCPS Letter of Intent recipients must be enrolled in an accredited collegiate teacher preparation program and must reach at least sophomore standing in order to obtain an interview. Interviews will be held during the district’s annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar. Individuals who interview successfully will receive a recruitment contract for future employment as an FCPS teacher. 

Recipients of 2020 Letters of Intent were enrolled during the 2019-20 school year at Chantilly Academy, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Centreville High School, Edison Academy, Falls Church Academy, Hayfield Secondary School, Herndon High School, McLean High School, Robinson Secondary School, and West Springfield High School. 

In 2018, FCPS established Grow Your Own, a program designed to combat the nationwide decline of available teachers.  The program, managed by the Office of Talent Acquisition and Management and the Office of Counseling and College and Career Readiness, includes the Teachers for Tomorrow and Early Childhood Careers high school classes.