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3.9
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93%
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Scott Brabrand
38 Ratings
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  • "We either need more money or smaller class sizes (both would be ideal)(in 15 reviews)

  • "It is a public school system - which always has its cons(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    great benefits and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    work schedule may not include training

    Fairfax County Public Schools2019-05-16
  2. "not bad"

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      Former Employee - Cafe Manager 

      I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools part-time

      Pros

      good relative pay, fairly drama free

      Cons

      kids are kinda horrible, but expected

      Fairfax County Public Schools2019-05-11
    • "Transitioned from Substitute Teacher"

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      Current Employee - Instructional Assistant 

      I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      Like working with kids, good hours

      Cons

      You may be moved around from year to year

      Fairfax County Public Schools2019-05-06
    • "Excellent place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Teacher 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - incredible professional development opportunities - wonderful administration -coworkers are amazing -good pay -families & kids rock

      Cons

      Really I don’t have anything negative to say! Thank you FCPS!

      Advice to Management

      Keep rockin!

      Fairfax County Public Schools2019-05-05
    • "great experience"

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      Former Employee - Para in Reston, VA

      I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      loved people and great job.

      Cons

      smaller classroom size, more money.

      Fairfax County Public Schools2019-05-03
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      "Great Support for Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Teacher 

      I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      My school was under construction & the new building was designed very well. The intention of the design was impressive.

      Cons

      It is a public school system - which always has its cons.

      Fairfax County Public Schools2019-04-28
    • "Nice Place to Work"

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        Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School 

        I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

        Pros

        Supportive administration Lots of PD available

        Cons

        lower pay than Arlington Public Schools

        Fairfax County Public Schools2019-04-29
      • "Teacher"

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          Former Employee - Teacher 

          I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

          Pros

          I really enjoyed teaching in Fairfax County. Great benefits and professional development

          Cons

          Teachers aren’t paid well anywhere

          Fairfax County Public Schools2019-04-18
        • "Great school system with excellent benefits"

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          Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Alexandria, VA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Diverse, Urban/Suburban setting, Ahead in technology integration, 21 century learning focus, state-wide (non-common core) assessments

          Cons

          Lots of traffic for commuting. very competitive

          Advice to Management

          needs to increase the number of black and hispanic employees

          Fairfax County Public Schools2019-04-19
        • "Ready to retire"

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          Current Employee - Special Education Teacher 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Lots of high quality professional development Work with great colleagues

          Cons

          Principals can run school like their own private kingdom Not a lot of support of teachers who are injured or need workplace accommodations

          Fairfax County Public Schools2019-04-11
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