Nardos King named Region 3 superintendent

Nardos King, center, with executive principals Grace Taylor and Evangeline Petrich. (FCPS image)

Former Mount Vernon principal Nardos King has been selected as the new Region 3 superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools.

King, who served as principal at Mount Vernon from 2006-2015, officially started her new position on July 1.

“Nardos King is an innovative and highly motivated school administrator,” Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand said in an FCPS press release. “She brings over 25 years of experience, including 20 years in Region 3, to this position, and will work to ensure an equitable and quality education for all students.”

King takes replaces Terry Dade, who left FCPS earlier this summer to take over as superintendent of the Rochester (N.Y.) City School District.

As Region 3 superintendent, King will oversee the Edison, Hayfield, Lee, Mount Vernon and West Potomac pyramids. Her position focuses on student achievement, assessment and the hiring of principals.

King began her career in FCPS as an administrative assistant at Hunt Valley Elementary School. She then moved to Mount Vernon, working first as an finance technician before rising through the ranks to become assistant principal and then principal. FCPS named her first-year principal of the year in 2007.

In 2015 King left Mount Vernon to become the assistant superintendent of high schools in Baltimore County. She returned to FCPS in 2018 to take over as the executive principal in Region 1.

King has a doctorate in education leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech, and also hold master’s of arts degrees in special education and education leadership from George Washington University and George Mason University, respectively. She did her undergrad at Virginia State University, where she earned bachelor of science degree in business information systems.

Earlier this year King was elected president of the Washington, D.C., Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance.

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