I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
Frances Ivey was appointed Deputy Superintendent in 2018. The deputy superintendent oversees all FCPS educational programs by providing oversight and accountability of five region offices and their assigned schools; ensuring appropriate and equitable educational opportunities for all students; and serving as a liaison between the superintendent’s office and various FCPS constituencies.
Previously, she was the assistant superintendent for Region 5 – the Chantilly, Fairfax, Westfield, and Woodson pyramids. Prior to this, she served as the assistant superintendent in Cluster 5 – Edison, Lee, and South County pyramids. Previous to her Leadership Team assignments, Ivey served as the director for preK-12 curriculum and instruction in the Instructional Services Department, where she supervised the offices for preK–12 core academics (English, math, science, and social studies), early childhood, advanced academics, online campus, office of counseling, summer programs, and elementary and secondary school support. Ivey worked in school-based administration as the assistant principal and principal at Herndon High School, and served as a special education teacher and department chair. She taught for 25 years in various school divisions around the country, including San Diego; Beaverton, Ore.; Pittsburgh; and Columbus.
A native of Philadelphia, Ivey received her bachelor of arts degree from Arcadia University and master’s degree in special education from Columbia University. She completed her administrative certification (education specialist degree) and doctorate at Virginia Tech.
Ivey has served as a mentor to new teachers, assistant principals, and principals across the county and on numerous county-wide initiatives, including Closing the Achievement Gap, Grading and Reporting, and Digital Transformation. She has been recognized on several occasions with the FCPS Above and Beyond special recognition and the Educational Leadership Award through ARC – Riggs Bank.