Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen K. Garza has announced the new executive principals and executive principals for school improvement assigned to the five new regions in the county as part of an overall organizational realignment, and George C. Marshall High School Principal Jay Pearson has been announced as executive principal for Region 2.
Pearson, who has served as principal at Marshall High School since 2005, will be the new executive principal for Region 2 which includes the McLean, Marshall, Stuart, Falls Church, and Annandale pyramids, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Pearson joined FCPS in 1990 as a social studies teacher. He later was named assistant principal at Edison High School in 2002 and became assistant principal at Marshall High School in 2004. Pearson was recently recognized as the FCPS 2014 Principal of the Year.
The executive principals will support the regional assistant superintendents in providing leadership, direction, support, counseling, coaching and assistance to principals. In addition, the executive principals will act as an advocate for assigned schools engaging the community in the development of individual school programs while responding to parent and community groups’ issues and concerns. The executive principals for school improvement will support the regional assistant superintendents in assessing school needs and effectiveness while collaborating with administrators to develop, plan, and coordinate objectives for school improvement plans and facilitating innovation to improve instructional practices for improved student achievement.