Partnership Update – April 2022

Superintendent Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded Superintendent of Schools Scott S. Brabrand the Eileen D. Curtis Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented March 31, the award recognizes the superintendent’s career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

In 1994, after volunteering for FCPS as part of a business partnership, Dr. Brabrand became a career mover. He left the telecommunications industry to become a social studies teacher at Herndon High School.

During his keynote address at the event, Superintendent Brabrand commended the chamber and several area businesses and community groups for their recent support of FCPS, including Allwyn Company, Bookworm Central, Capital one, Cornerstones, Cox Communications and Cox Business, Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation, SAP NS2and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. He also appreciated the chamber’s engagement in recent referendums on school building bonds, thanking them for their support of public education.

The superintendent is leaving FCPS on June 30.

Thanks for serving

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, our five-year Ignite partner from Annandale, has served students at Belvedere Elementary School both figuratively and literally. Their service is part of their needs-based partnership. And, as you can see in the short video below, it’s very much appreciated.

Thank you to the leaders and all the parishioners of St. Alban’s Episcopal, including their hairy inspirational leader, Supervisor Clark.

More power to you

The Dominion Energy Northern Virginia Chapter of the African American Resource Group (AARG – NoVa) generously donated books to public schools in Fairfax County. On March 28, 2022, seven members of AARG – NoVa took the time to read some of the books to 5th graders at Cameron Elementary School.

Donated books promote diversity, equity and inclusion as well as the group’s mission to connect, empower, develop, engage and support the recruitment and retention of Dominion Energy’s African-American employees, while making valuable contributions to the company and the community.

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A total of 705 books were donated and are being distributed to 141 elementary school libraries. Thanks to Dominion Energy and the AARG – NoVa team.

Free online tutoring coming soon!

All FCPS students will soon have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through free of charge! Funds to support for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years will come from an ESSER III Unfinished Learning grant.

Tutors will focus on developing the student’s strengths and abilities in reading, math, or other specified subjects. Services may be available before, during or after school hours and/or on weekends. Tutors are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Mandarin/Chinese and French will be available this fall.

Students will automatically have access to’s tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request.

For more information, visit our online tutoring services website.

Workforce development program helps address shortage of firefighters

students of the firefighters class of the Chantilly academy holding a ladder

Northern Virginia departments are desperate to hire firefighters. Chantilly Academy helps to fill this void by training the next generation of firefighters. Seniors enrolled in the firefighting course at Chantilly Academy learn alongside recruits from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, work with state-of-the-art equipment, and receive valuable hands-on training.

Graduates of the FCPS firefighting course have gone on to pursue both volunteer and professional firefighting. At least eight returned to the Fairfax County Fire Academy after graduating and became Fairfax County firefighters.

Celebrate Excellence in Education by Supporting FCPS Honors

FCPS Honors winner on stage receiving their award

The teachers and staff at FCPS are among the best in the country. Together with our human resources department and Educate Fairfax (the non-profit organization that supports FCPS), we will celebrate the commitment and achievements of our employees at the annual meeting. FCPS Honors Gala June 8 at George Mason University.

A corporate sponsorship is a meaningful way to show teachers, principals, and other employees how much you appreciate their service to FCPS, and helps us shine a light on those who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others. .

Find out how you can be a sponsor today.

We are open to business and community partners

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Businesses and community groups are encouraged to learn more about business and community partnerships, including our Ignite Partnerships program which offers eight ways for businesses and community partners to engage with FCPS.

There is a considerable return on investment by becoming an Ignite partner. See our value proposition that outlines these benefits.

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