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EdLeader21 Member Chairs New Consortium of Districts

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Jack D. Dale is one of 10 school system superintendents who are joining forces to address critical issues at the forefront of education as part of the Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium (LCSDC). This new network of school district leaders has been established to support strong, innovative, local-level action and to foster improvements in national, state, and local policy and practice geared toward college- and career-readiness and citizenship.

LCSDC is focused on the unique needs of large, diverse, successful suburban and countywide school districts. The 10 superintendents who are inaugural members will use their experience and success to identify and develop more effective and efficient programs and policies to help prepare high school students for the future. Among the efforts may be implementation of new college- and career-ready standards and strategies for benchmarking performance against the top performing schools in other nations.

Joining Dale on the LCSDC are Patrick Murphy, Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools; Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools; William Hite, Superintendent of Prince George's County (Md.) Public Schools; Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Public Schools; Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent of Cobb County (Ga.) School District; Robert Avossa, Superintendent of Fulton County (Ga.) Public Schools; J. Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent of Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools; Heath Morrison, Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools; and W. Burke Royster, Superintendent of Greenville County (S.C.) Schools.

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and EducationCounsel LLC are supporting the work of the consortium.

News release brought to you by Fairfax County Public Schools