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Dr. Franciso DuránDr. Francisco Durán, Superintendent

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On May 7, 2020, the Arlington School Board named Dr. Francisco Durán as the new Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools (APS). Dr. Durán has a diverse background in education spanning 26 years, including top-level leadership and superintendent experience in a variety of large urban school divisions with culturally diverse populations. He has served in various roles as a teacher, director, principal, administrator and superintendent. In 2018, Dr. Durán was appointed to the Virginia State Board of Education where he played a key role in the adoption of the new Standards of Quality for Virginia.

Dr. Durán has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of New Mexico, a master’s degree in educational administration from San Francisco State University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in organization and leadership from Columbia University. Dr. Durán is a bilingual educator who began his career as a special education assistant in Albuquerque Public Schools, and he also served for five years as a middle school language arts and social studies teacher in Albuquerque and California. He went on to hold administrative and leadership positions in the San Francisco Unified School District and Philadelphia City Schools.

Prior to joining Fairfax County Public Schools in 2015, Dr. Durán was superintendent of Trenton Public Schools in New Jersey, where he was unanimously appointed for a second five-year term. In Fairfax County, Dr. Durán’s work as an equity leader is driven by his background and commitment to support all students. He helped develop, initiate and implement the “One Fairfax” policy to close opportunity, access and achievement gaps, a joint social and racial equity policy with Fairfax County.

Dr. Durán School Board Remarks on Appointment

Read a copy of Dr. Durán’s remarks  |  Español  | Монгол  |  አማርኛ  |   عربى

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I received a tour of the new Amazon Think Big Space from current and former Wakefield High School students who highlighted the STEM opportunities available for students in the new lab. @WHSHappenings https://t.co/GxqflHAIoZ
Published August 01, 22 11:24AM
                                        
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The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Amazon Think Big Space at Wakefield High School is a paramount moment in CTE & STEM education at APS because it will provide students at our most diverse high school access to project-based learning. @amazon https://t.co/Wv0eUyNrVD
Published August 01, 22 8:33AM
                                        
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I celebrated the opening of the @amazon Think Big Space at Wakefield High School this morning, which is the first high school one in the Western Hemisphere, that will provide students access to STEM project-based learning while allowing them to explore multiple career pathways. https://t.co/RrSfCASdbn
Published August 01, 22 8:19AM
                                        
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I had the honor of meeting the family members of the late Alice West Fleet, for whom @APS_FleetES is named. They presented a plaque of her Master’s degree to the school’s principal to display in the school & they received a special tour to see the images and quotes of Mrs. Fleet. https://t.co/iKeeYRkh1P
Published July 28, 22 4:33PM
                                        
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Congratulations to Abingdon Teacher Kerry Abbott for being an #APSAllStar who has been with APS for 20 years and for welcoming students from several other schools into her classroom with the same warmth & dedication she has provided to Abingdon students for years! @AbingdonGIFT https://t.co/5Ppx8hLviP
Published July 27, 22 2:00PM
                                        
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