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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 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

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The Arlington School Board is looking for enthusiastic individuals to serve on its advisory councils and committees. If you, or someone you know, are interested in supporting the education of our students, I encourage you to apply for one of these openings. https://t.co/8gWtBjFjXz
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I want to reassure the community of my focus on supporting student progress & growth. I encourage you to visit the APS Student Progress Dashboard to view the data & learn about the interventions & supports we're providing students. #VirginiaIsForLearners https://t.co/IGbYUagUwp
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For the 85th Anniversary of the John M. Langston Citizens Assoc. Anniversary, they honored the 28 plaintiffs from the Thompson v Arlington School Board 1958 case. Thanks to APS Chief of Staff Brian Stockton for attending & former APS student @Alex_Sakes for the event photos! https://t.co/Qt4RcyOdqv
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