FCPS Names New Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services

News Release
June 17, 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand has named Noel Klimenko, a proven FCPS leader for over three decades, as Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services.

Ms. Klimenko currently serves as FCPS’ Director of PreK-Curriculum and Instruction, where she leads twelve content teams who create curriculum, professional development, and resource deployment to ensure alignment to FCPS’ learning model and strategic plan. She works collaboratively with Fairfax County School Board leadership, school division directors and managers, school-based leaders, teachers, and parents in her multifaceted role that supports community engagement and oversees facilitation of citizen advisory committees. 

Photo of Noel Klimenko, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services

“Ms. Klimenko serves an instrumental role in Instructional Services, where she developed a high-performing office culture built on the goals of providing authentic leadership, where open communication was the norm, and where innovation and equity were prioritized. Additionally, she tirelessly and relentlessly responded to the urgent demands brought on by school closure during the pandemic. Her responsiveness to ensuring the inclusion of all students, and always keeping students at the heart of her work and her decisions, will continue to be critical in carrying FCPS forward as we emerge from this pandemic and help our system address instructional needs in our “new normal,” said Sloan Presidio, Ed.D., J.D., FCPS’ Chief Academic Officer. 

“The pandemic brought us to a turning point, one where we have all come to realize that our system is evolving and must transition; using many of the new skills, learning styles and technologies we embraced over the past year. Noel is a proven collaborator, strategic thinker and has an eye to excellence that is unmatched, “ he said. 

In addition to serving in her current position for more than six years, Ms. Klimenko has 15 years of classroom teaching experience where she taught mathematics at the elementary and secondary levels. She started her tenure with FCPS in August 1989 at Layton Hall Elementary School (now Daniels Run Elementary School). Her classroom experiences served to establish her firm background and foundation in instruction to help students overcome barriers and learn to their fullest potential. Her new position begins July 1, 2021.

In her new role as Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Ms. Klimenko will serve the following critical functions:

  • Oversee the offices of Early Childhood and Grant Management, K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Counseling and College & Career Readiness, and Operations, Strategic Planning, and Communications
  • Plan, direct, manage, and evaluate all FCPS Department of Instructional Services programs, services, and personnel to include offices responsible for elementary, middle, and high school curriculum and instructional programs; adult and community education; English for speakers of other languages; instructional technology; career and technical education; and early childhood and family services;
  • Facilitate and/or participate in the work of seven Advisory Committees-- Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC), Advanced Academic Programs Advisory Committee (AAPAC), Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC), PreK & Early Head Start Parent Policy Committee, Foundation for Applied Technical Education (FATE) Committee, Adult and Community Education Advisory Committee (ACEAC), Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC)
  • Serve as the liaison between the School Board and the department supporting the division's goals, regulations, policies, and the department's mission.

Ms. Klimenko earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Auburn University and a master’s degree in educational leadership; Mathematics teaching, principalship endorsement from George Mason University. 

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