Foundation for FCPS to Honor Virginia’s First Lady at Superintendent’s Luncheon

News Release
October 03, 2017

The Foundation for Fairfax County Schools will recognize Virginia’s First Lady, Dorothy McAuliffe, for her work to combat childhood hunger in schools at the inaugural Superintendent’s Luncheon on Monday, November 20, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Members of the business community will also hear from the new Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent, Scott S. Brabrand, about his vision for the school district. Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Dietra Trent, will deliver the keynote address. Awards will be presented to the Business, Community, and Workforce Development Partners of the Year; McAuliffe will be recognized with a special FCPS Champion’s Award.

Trent was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. As Secretary of Education, she is tasked with promoting and implementing the Governor’s education agenda, including eradicating the achievement gap. Trent currently serves as chair of the Minority Political Leadership Institute’s (MPLI) advisory board, which supports leadership development for individuals focused on addressing and studying issues focused on minority populations.

Brabrand began his career in FCPS as a social studies teacher in 1994, a career changer who was inspired by doing volunteer work in the schools. He returns to FCPS after five years as Superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools. He oversaw increases in the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) pass rates in math and reading and in the graduation rate, particularly for economically disadvantaged students and for Black students. This year, he was named Region V Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

Virginia’s First Lady has been a champion to end childhood hunger in Virginia and across the nation. Working with the General Assembly, her efforts resulted in over $2.5 million in state funding directed to help schools adopt breakfast after the bell programs that expand food access and increase academic performance.

To purchase tickets or corporate tables for the Superintendent’s Luncheon, visit the Foundation’s website or call 571-423-1031.

The Foundation for FCPS exists to seed strategic initiatives of the school system that will engage and inspire students to thrive. Founded in 2011 as a program of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Foundation raises between $750,000 - $1,000,000 each year to assist FCPS in the areas of workforce development, employee recognition, and students in need.

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More information about the Foundation for FCPS and its programs is available online.