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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 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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The School Board will hold a Work Session on Opioids & Substance Use in APS: Education & Prevention on 2/7 at 6:30 PM. The meeting is open to the public, but there will be no public comment. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Spanish. https://t.co/9EmgjHXglc
Published February 06, 23 4:31PM
                                        
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I want to provide you with information about steps APS is taking, and what we can all do, to combat increasing use of opioids, including fentanyl, among students. Combating this issue requires a whole community response - at home, in school, and in public. https://t.co/XoC0TsF45d
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RT @ArlingtonVaPD: CONTINUED: The investigation determined the trespasser is not currently on school property. The lockdown will be lifted…
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RT @ArlingtonVaPD: POLICE ACTIVITY: ACPD is investigating the report of a possible trespasser at Wakefield High School. The school has been…
Published February 02, 23 11:58AM
                                        
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RT @APSVirginia: .@WHSHappenings is currently in Lockdown. At this time, we ask that parents stay where they are and remain available to re…
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