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Dr. Franciso DuránDr. Francisco Durán, Superintendent

Arlington Public Schools

 

 

 

 

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 29 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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At the 12/1 School Board Meeting, the School Board received recommendations on the 2023-24 SY calendar proposals. We're currently revisiting options 1 & 2 and developed a revised option 2 calendar. The School Board will vote on the calendar on 12/15. https://t.co/Vlp0B7Jfip
Published December 02, 22 12:29PM
                                        
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I will be presenting my proposed 2023-24 school year calendar at this evening's School Board Meeting, which has 180 instructional days, a school start date of August 21, a two-week winter break, and a spring break before the Easter holiday. https://t.co/Vlp0B7scgp
Published December 01, 22 4:14PM
                                        
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Last week was International Restorative Justice Week, so I would like to highlight the work of the APS Restorative Justice Facilitators who focus on community building & restoring relationships through a trauma-informed approach. #RJWeek https://t.co/QYdExWr8sw
Published November 29, 22 1:36PM
                                        
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As we begin preparing for Thanksgiving, I want everyone to take a moment to think about what you are thankful for and to share this with those around you. I am thankful for our staff who continually support students and would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! https://t.co/dlJzJFmpqo
Published November 22, 22 9:00AM
                                        
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I attended the 29th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference where I shared with students the traits of an effective leader and encouraged them to begin planning for life beyond APS now. #LYLC22 https://t.co/4DPxb92UPW
Published November 18, 22 9:15AM
                                        
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