Superintendent Search Letter to Families and Community

Letter from GR Recruiting to FCPS families and community members

The following letter from GR Recruiting is directed to FCPS families and community members:

The Fairfax County School Board has contracted with the search firm GR Recruiting to conduct the search for Fairfax County Public Schools’ new superintendent, given Dr. Brabrand’s announcement of his departure at the end of his contract. The search will be based on the Board's and community’s priorities and values. 

GR Recruiting has a proven track record of search experience and hiring superintendents for large, preK-12 school districts. The firm has a keen understanding of the importance of involving the community in the engagement process, and making sure they know their input and thoughts are valuable in moving forward with the search. 

As a critical first step in the community engagement process, GR Recruiting will be conducting stakeholder meetings on Monday, January 10, through Wednesday, January 12, 2022. A pre-identified group of parents/guardians, students, and community organizations will be invited to participate. The purpose of these meetings will be to gain insight into what characteristics and personality traits the community would like to see in the new superintendent.  Some meetings will be conducted in person and others via Zoom. Each stakeholder meeting will last approximately 50 minutes.

It is important for everyone in the community to have a voice in this effort. Since we will be unable to speak with each of you individually, we will administer a Superintendent Search Survey. By participating in this survey, all parents, staff, students, and community members will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on the leadership characteristics and qualities of the next superintendent. In addition, all FCPS community members will be invited to attend town halls in January. 

Information gathered through all of the community engagement opportunities above will inform the selection of FCPS’ new superintendent. Thank you in advance for your participation in this process.  

GR Recruiting