The culmination of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) strategic planning work for 2023-2030 resulted in the development of four pillars that identify what FCPS must do well to reach the plans’ goals. The Four Pillars serve as the foundation of strategic planning and define the capabilities to strengthen the effectiveness of instructional programs and Division-wide infrastructure. They are the building block for action and decision-making, and provide a durable frame for organizing and focusing our work. Innovative professional practices are designed to engage, empower, include, and challenge the whole learner through varied opportunities. Trusting partnerships are built that sustain a safe, inclusive culture for learning and work, and promote proactive collaboration with respect, honesty, and transparency. Staff are recruited and retained to reflect the diversity of students and families; provide meaningful continuous learning, exceptional compensation, and balanced workload; and create a safe and culturally responsive environment that values staff voice. Processes and structures are grounded in intentional partnerships, shared responsibility for equitable resource allocation, and data-driven continuous improvement and innovation. The strategic plan identifies five overarching goals that will drive positive change throughout the district. Every student will develop foundational academic skills, curiosity, and a joy for learning necessary for success in Pre-K through 12th grade. Every student will experience an equitable school community where student health and well-being are prioritized, and student voice is centered. Every student will acquire critical and creative thinking skills, meet/exceed high academic standards, and achieve their highest academic potential. Every student will have access to high-quality academic programming and resources to support their success. Every student will graduate ready to thrive in life after high school and with the skills to navigate, adapt, and innovate for a sustainable future. The new strategic plan will ensure that students are well prepared to innovate and thrive after they leave FCPS. Subscribe to have Insights delivered to your inbox twice per month.