Sharing Our Success
Message from Superintendent Scott Brabrand
Welcome to our inaugural edition of FCPS: Sharing Our Success, an annual publication that I hope will help you get to know a little more about the mission and vision of Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the largest school divisions in the U.S.
While this past year has seen us face great challenges due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education, it has also brought out the best in us with innovation and flexibility becoming part of our daily conversation.
Take a look through these pages, and you will be amazed at the achievements of our students and educators.
The 2020-21 school year was also a time of great change and reflection, as we continued to grapple with challenging issues surrounding equity. In a diverse school system where our differing cultures and backgrounds are valued, it’s important to ensure what we believe on the inside is reflected on the outside. To that point, we have changed the name of three of our schools that did not represent our inclusive philosophy.
We have also made great strides to ensure that Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is truly accessible to all, by implementing a new admissions process that has expanded opportunity for Fairfax students from all corners of our county.
As we return to our classrooms after 18 months, we know we have work to do to ensure our students have no gaps in their learning and can continue on their path forward. Rest assured that our administrators, staff, and Central Office leadership are committed to providing the world-class education that our community has come to expect from Fairfax County Public Schools. I very much look forward to seeing all that is achieved in this coming year.
Scott S. Brabrand, EdD