FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2009    
 
   

Fabio Zuluaga Named Assistant Superintendent of Cluster VIII

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Jack D. Dale has named Fabio Zuluaga, area superintendent for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, Ky., as the new assistant superintendent for Cluster VIII, effective July 13. Zuluaga replaces Betsy Goodman, who is retiring from the school system.

“Fabio Zuluaga brings experience as a teacher, a principal, and an administrator to FCPS,” says Dale. “He has helped develop professional learning communities, improved the use of standards-based instruction, and promoted districtwide reading programs. We welcome him to Fairfax County Public Schools and congratulate him on his new position.”

Zuluaga has been an area superintendent and a school director in Fayette County since 2003, where he was responsible for directing the 2020 Vision Phase I Strategic Plan for the school district and supported professional learning communities that included yearlong leadership academies. He also worked with principals, administrators, and teachers to provide training on how to use formative assessments; supported the implementation of full-day kindergarten and a K-12 Spanish immersion program in the district; and developed a weekly news packet to keep principals informed of the district’s activities. He championed reading programs, implementing a districtwide Reading First program and a Summer Reading Camp for students in grades K-5, and directed the second largest English as a second language (ESL) program in Kentucky.

Prior to becoming an area superintendent, Zuluaga was principal of Maxwell Elementary School in Lexington, where he developed the only Spanish immersion program in Kentucky, oversaw a building renovation project, and coordinated professional development for teachers. He also worked as a Spanish immersion team leader and teacher in the Kansas City, Mo., School District and as a high school science teacher in Bogota, Colombia.
Zuluaga earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Pedagogical University in Bogota, Colombia, and earned certification in elementary education from the University of Missouri. He earned a master’s degree in education from Nazarene College in Kansas and a doctorate in instructional leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

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Note: For more information, contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.