Fairfax County Public Schools superintendent Karen K. Garza has named Francisco Durán, who currently serves as superintendent of Trenton Public Schools in New Jersey as the County’s new chief academic officer, effective Tuesday, Oct. 20, the county announced in a press release on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Duran will replace Kim Dockery, who retired.
“Francisco Durán is a seasoned educator with 23 years of experience in the classroom and in school leadership. He has a proven track record of success in improving student learning and in the successful implementation of educational programming,” Garza said.
“Dr. Durán is considered a strong, collaborative leader who works diligently with stakeholders to build consensus, while valuing varied perspectives. Dr. Durán has studied our strategic plan and our Portrait of a Graduate and he embraces the direction that we have established away from high-stakes testing to more authentic engagement around 21st century skills.”