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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Fairfax County School Board Appoints New Deputy Superintendent

Richard Moniuszko has been appointed as Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) new Deputy Superintendent. Moniuszko’s appointment will be effective on May 25.

“His recent experience as a deputy superintendent plus his years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools qualify Richard Moniuszko to step into the role of FCPS Deputy Superintendent,” says Dale. “He has experience supervising curriculum and instruction as well as in assessment and program evaluation. We welcome him to the FCPS administrative team.”

Moniuszko’s most recent position was Deputy Superintendent for Richland School District One in Columbia, SC, to which he was appointed in July 2000. In that position, he was responsible for supervising instruction, special education, information technology, student support services, career and technical education, student transportation, and risk management. Moniuszko developed a five-year strategic plan for Richland School District One, implemented programs that more than doubled the number of students completing Advanced Placement (AP) coursework, and established partnerships with four local colleges to enhance course offerings for students. He also served as Interim Superintendent in 2005.

At Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Moniuszko served as Director of Instructional Accountability from October 1997 to July 2000. He developed and implemented the accountability component of the district’s strategic plan, and developed a reporting system for parents and teachers that included an individual student achievement profile reflecting academic progress. He also served as Director of Pupil Services from August 1992 to October 1997, supervising counselors, social workers, and psychologists at more than 130 school sites and implementing a comprehensive program for preventing school violence.

Prior to joining Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Moniuszko was assistant superintendent and director of special services at Spartanburg School District Two in South Carolina. His prior positions included serving as a school psychologist for Spartanburg School District Seven and program consultant for the College Board Southern Regional Office. He also served as a visiting faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Winthrop University, and Converse College.

Moniuszko was named the 2006 Co-Administrator of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. He has served on the executive boards of numerous community organizations in South Carolina, including president of the local chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children and of the Spartanburg ACLD (Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc.). He has published numerous education-related writings, and has presented at a number of national conferences.

Moniuszko earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia, his master’s degree from Winthrop University, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of South Carolina.

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