The vision of the Instructional Services Department (ISD) is to lead the development of innovative curriculum and instructional programs for Fairfax County Public Schools in collaboration with local, national, and international experts. Instructional Services will use current research-based best practices to guide instruction that is customized for all students providing equal opportunity so that all students can reach their full potential and be successful, productive citizens in the 21st century.
The Instructional Services Department is organized to provide support and services for FCPS schools, students, and parents.
The Office of Counseling and College and Career Readiness provides instructional leadership and support for all Fairfax County Public Schools. The office is also responsible for PreK-12 programs in the areas of Career and Technical Education, School Counseling, College Success Programs, and Career and Transition Services.
The Office of ESOL services provides instructional leadership and support for all Fairfax County Public Schools in the areas of PreK-12 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the Transitional ESOL High School program, and Adult ESOL.
The Office of PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction (PreK-12) provides instructional leadership and support for all Fairfax County Public Schools in the areas of advanced academics, mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, online campus, early childhood, fine arts, health and PE, instructional technology, library services, and world languages.
The Office of PreK-12 Professional Learning and School Support provides instructional leadership and support for all Fairfax County Public Schools and ensures that all FCPS employees engage in professional learning that enhances skills and practices that inspire, enable, and empower students to learn. The Office of Professional Learning and School Support is responsible for the areas of course and conference management, school support, instructional coaches, and Title I.
The Office of Operations and Communications supports the Instructional Services Department programs and services through finance, administrative, logistics, and technology support. The office is also responsible for Adult and Community Education (ACE), web development and communications, library operations, and financial management and program support.
The FCPS School Board establishes performance expectations for both academics, in the form of student achievement goals, and operations, in the form of operational expectations. The ISD Assistant Superintendent and staff are empowered to develop strategies to achieve both the specified student achievement goal and the operational expectations.
As part of the Fairfax County School Board's process of strategic governance, Instructional Services sets and meets their goals through the programs and services documented at Program Profiles.
The Operational Expectations monitoring report demonstrates the accomplishments in relation to the School Board’s expectations.
Rebecca J. Tenally