Posted on: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 21:00
As our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I encourage everyone to read some of his speeches and inspirational quotes. His messages are still relevant today.

The Power of Extracurricular Activities: Model United Nations

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:00
There is plenty of research to support the value of student participation in extracurricular activities—from increased engagement to better academic achievement. FCPS offers a variety of opportunities for our students to explore interests through extracurricular programs. One exceptional example is the Model United Nations.

Budget Decision Making

Posted on: Tue, 01/08/2019 - 21:00
January is the month when we release the Superintendent’s Recommended Budget after many conversations and much deliberation; then the Board of Education begins its work by reviewing, discussing, and making more decisions.


Posted on: Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:00
“The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind--creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These people--artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers--will now reap society's richest rewards and share its greatest joys.” Daniel Pink

A Season for Gratitude

Posted on: Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:00
As Thanksgiving approaches, it is typical to begin thinking about the many things for which we are grateful. Last year, my blog featured my list of things I was thankful for that related to public education. This year, I am going to focus on my personal blessings.
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