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Superintendent Search Information and Timeline

On Monday, March 7, 2022, Dr. Phyllis Pajardo announced her retirement with her last day as June 30. To see the annoucement, please see here.  
 
The City of Fairfax School Board hired Ann Monday, a former City Superintendent who has experience in superintendent searches, to facilitate the search. 
 
On Monday, May 2, 2022 Carolyn Pitches, Chair of City of Fairfax School Board announced the Board has extended an offer to Jeff Platenberg for the position of superintendent.  On Monday, May 16, the City of Fairfax School Board voted to approve Mr. Platenberg's four year contract. 
 
A timeline for the search is as follows:
March 8 - 28 
March 22
 Virtual meeting from 2:00 - 3:30 and 7:00 - 8:30. Log In information below.
March 24
 In person open house from 2:00 - 3:30 and 7:00 - 8:30 
 Fairfax City Hall
 10455 Armstrong Street 
 Fairfax, VA 22030 
 room 111
April 11 Report by Ms. Monday to School Board regarding community input and desired characteristics for new superintendent at Regular School Board Meeting. To see the presentation, please see here
April 25 -29 Candidate Interviews 
May 
Announcement of new superintendent  - see here for announcement
 
May 16
City of Fairfax School Board approved the contract for Jeff Platenberg to become superintendent. 
June 30 Dr. Pajardo's last day
July 1  Jeff Platenberg begins
 
An important first step in the process to provide opportunities for stakeholders to give input to the School Board. 
 
There are three ways for you to participate:
 
Online: We have created an online feedback page on our website. Please click here and provide your input on what important characteristics, experience and goals should be for the new superintendent. You may provide your input here.
 
Virtual Forums: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - Please join Ms. Monday for two virtual forums to provide your feedback. 
 

City Superintendent Search Forum

Tue, Mar 22, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://meet.goto.com/819021653 

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 United States: +1 (571) 317-3116

Access Code: 819-021-653

 

City Superintendent Search Forum

Tue, Mar 22, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://meet.goto.com/958645173 

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 United States: +1 (571) 317-3116

Access Code: 958-645-173

 

 In-Person Forums:  There will be two open forums from 2:00 - 3:30 PM and 7:00 - 8:30 PM  with Ms. Monday on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The meetings will be held in the work session room (rm. 111) at City Hall in the City of Fairfax at 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. Find it here.   

 

Please let other parents, students and/or interested community members know about these opportunities.