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 is the assistant superintendent for Region 5 – the Chantilly, Fairfax, Westfield, and Woodson pyramids. Prior to this most recent appointment, 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.