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Falls Church, VA
10000+ employees
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Education
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Fairfax County Public Schools Reviews

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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza
Dr. Karen Garza
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  • "Good place to teach, but terrible compensation and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Fairfax, VA
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    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    --Great place to teach, but depends on individual school's leadership/management
    --Lots of resources

    Cons

    --Compensation is not competitive with surrounding districts
    --Teachers don't get paid over the summer, so saving at least $1000/paycheck during the year is difficult (first paycheck during the school year is at the end of September, last paycheck of the school year is end of June)
    --Can be challenging to enter the district as an experienced teacher: You need to first complete many PDs or Modules by the county, even if you have experience in that topic/content area

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers and staff; advocate for us for better compensation; be open to new ideas from staff and not just do things "The Fairfax County Way"

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Fairfax County Public Schools Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Fairfax County Public Schools.

    Interview

    First you go through an online application, which includes a resume and working styles survey. Your references have to submit a survey/reference on your behalf. Then you interview with individual schools/principals. Finally, you need to submit all your paperwork/documentation, and 2 letters of recommendation from your references.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time with a difficult student and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question
    • How do you use data to inform your instruction?   Answer Question
    • How would you build a strong culture among our staff?   Answer Question
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Fairfax County Public Schools Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2008

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