City Schools Staff

Jeff Platenberg, Superintendent

Jeff Platenberg was the assistant superintendent for facilities and transportation services for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Prior to joining FCPS, he was the assistant superintendent for support services with Loudoun County Public Schools, assistant superintendent for accountability and information communication technologies for Lexington County School District One in Lexington, S.C., and deputy superintendent of support services for Savannah-Chatham County (Ga.) Public Schools. Platenberg has also provided services to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools.

 

Platenberg is a licensed general contractor, certified educational facility planner by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, registered school business official by the Virginia Association of School Business Officials, and registered school business administrator by the Association of School Business Officials International.


Platenberg was a fellow in the Institute for Educational Leadership, (IEL) Education Policy Fellowship and completed the School Leader Executive Institute, Center for Creative Leadership program. He has served on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee (CEEPC), and currently serves on the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission, the Successful Children and Youth Policy Team (SCYPT), and the Fairfax County Revitalization Committee Building Repositioning work group.

 

Platenberg received the Outstanding Performance Awards from the Richland County School District One Chairman and Fairfax County Public Schools. He was also selected as the 2012 Association of School Business Officials International Eagle award recipient, the 2013 Education Week Leader to Learn From, and the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for 'What is Right in Education.”

 

Platenberg earned an academic certification in educational facility planning from San Diego State University, a master's of human resource development from Webster University, and a bachelor of public administration from George Mason University. He has been a presenter at state, national, and international conferences, and has also presented at TED Talks.

 

Watch the video welcoming Jeff Platenberg to the City of Fairfax here. 

 

 
 
1Diego Wilson, Assistant Superintendent
Diego Wilson joined the City of Fairfax Schools as Assistant Superintendent in August 2017 with over 30 years experience in education and the private sector.
 
Diego was the Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts administrator where he grew the student enrollment to over 650 students. Prior to leading the Academy, Diego was an Assistant Principal at Fairfax High School, Sub-School Principal at Hayfield Secondary School, Assistant Principal at Frost Middle School and Luther Jackson Middle School, Acting Administrator of the Marshall High School and Edison High School Academies and nine years as department chair at Thomas Edison High School. Diego was principal of summer school at Luther Jackson Middle School, a program serving approximately 900 students, including children with low incidence special education needs, autism and enrichment courses.
 
In addition to being a leading within FCPS, Diego also graduated two sons through FCPS. One graduated from Thomas Jefferson HS and the other from W.T. Woodson HS, with both attending Virginia universities. Together, the family enjoys camping, skiing, mountain climbing and many other outdoor activities with his wife Robin, a Frost MS staff member. Born in Ecuador, Diego has lived in Fairfax for over 45 years. “I am excited to serve all the students of the City of Fairfax schools and am particularly eager to help the growing immigrant community in reaching their academic goals.”
1 Susan Wiczalkowski,
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Clerk to the School Board
Susan Wiczalkowski is the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Clerk to the School Board for the City of Fairfax.
 
A native of Northern Virginia, Susan graduated advanced studies from Prince William County Schools. She received her Associates in Applied Sciences from Northern Virginia Community College.
 
Susan began her career with the City of Fairfax in 1993 serving as the Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief in the City’s Fire Department. She received Outstanding Performance Recognition on two separate occasions and also received the Fire Department’s Employee of the Year. In 2008, she was promoted to an Accounting Specialist in the City’s Finance Department. Susan joined the City of Fairfax Schools team in 2010.
 
1Carrie Dorsey, Communications and Community Relations Director
Carrie Dorsey is the Communications and Community Relations Director for the City of Fairfax Schools.
 
After graduating from the University of California at Davis and earning her teaching credential from Sacramento State, Carrie began her career as a middle school history teacher in the Bay Area. After five years of teaching, Carrie joined a technology startup in San Francisco and remained in marketing and public relations.
 
In 2004 Carrie and her husband moved to Northern Virginia and now have two children in the Fairfax County Public School system. Carrie joined the City of Fairfax in 2011 and is happy to combine both her previous careers in communications and education.