Nardos King, Interim Chief Equity Officer

Nardos King

Chief Equity Officer (Interim)
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Dr. King was appointed interim chief equity officer for FCPS effective December 6, 2021. 

She has been Assistant Superintendent for Region 3 since July 2019.  She is an experienced educator whose track record includes leading successful instructional teams at many levels including: 

  • Executive Principal, Region 1, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Executive Director for Secondary Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Assistant Superintendent for High Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Principal, Mount Vernon High School, Fairfax County Public Schools

She began her career in FCPS as an administrative assistant at Hunt Valley Elementary School. She then transferred to Mount Vernon High School to become a finance technician and later advanced to instructional assistant, special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal—all at Mount Vernon High School. She served as Mount Vernon High School principal for nine years and was recognized as First-Year Principal of the Year in 2007. King was named the assistant superintendent for high schools for Baltimore County Public Schools in 2015, and her work included improving social, cultural, and academic outcomes for more than 113,000 students. Among her accomplishments in Baltimore County, King implemented the first Early College Magnet Program in the division and increased high school graduation rates each year with zero gap between black and white students. 

She earned a doctorate degree in education leadership and policy studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She holds two master's of arts degrees in special education and education leadership from George Washington University and George Mason University, and a bachelor of science degree in business information systems from Virginia State University. 


In a video interview (below) conducted during Equity in Education Month (March 2022), Nardos King talked about about what equity means in FCPS.