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No other school division like it

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Principal in Fairfax, VA
Current Contractor - Principal in Fairfax, VA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Large school division Many opportunities for professional growth

Cons

changing dynamics under new superintendent

Other Employee Reviews for Fairfax County Public Schools

  1. Overall Fairfax County is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Technological resources are wonderful, the technical training opportunities and supports you receive as an employee are outstanding. Benefits are also excellent.

    Cons

    Tuition reimbursement for teachers pursuing masters or doctorate degrees could be improved. Some administrators are only working on their second retirement.

    Advice to Management

    When an administrator only has three years of actual teaching experience, they really do not have the knowledge and skills to be an effective administrator. Require all assistant principals and principals to have at least five years of teaching experience and have them be better mentored.


  2. Well, it is better than waiting on tables...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Yet, like waiting on tables...you eventually move on to something better.

    Cons

    Conundrum: When applying for position FCPS states --Supports FCPS mission to "inspire, enable, and empower students to meet high academic standards, lead ethical lives, and demonstrate responsible citizenship." Yet, how come you ask teachers to do many unethical things like focusing on everything but creating inspiring lessons? You have teachers so busy with minutia and "data entry" that only the most seasoned teachers know the difference.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from. Have some integrity and backbone.


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