FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA (WUSA9) - The superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools announced that she would be resigning on Monday.
Dr. Karen Garza released the following statement:
"I am writing to inform you that I have officially tendered my resignation as Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) effective on or before December 16, 2016. I have accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Battelle for Kids, a not-for-profit education organization based out of Columbus, Ohio.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to have served this world class school system since June 2013. It has been an honor and privilege to have worked with the dedicated and professional staff who make FCPS the finest school system in the country.
We have assembled an outstanding leadership team in FCPS. I have every confidence that the great work that is underway throughout the system will continue and that all FCPS students will continue to thrive. I will work very closely with the School Board and the Leadership Team over the coming weeks to provide for a smooth, positive transition.
I extend to you my deepest gratitude for your tremendous support. I am so proud to have been a part of this outstanding system and this great community. I wish Fairfax County Public Schools much continued success in the coming years."
Dr. Garza was named the superintendent on July 1, 2013.