Head Start Program Added

The county school system and the Office for Children are planning to celebrate the opening of the first Early Head Start center-based program in a Fairfax elementary school Monday.

The year-round Early Head Start program serves families of infants; toddlers, including children with disabilities; and expectant parents in the Reston and Herndon areas based on income eligibility. The curriculum is tailored to meet the physical, intellectual, social and emotional needs of each child.

The first school to get the program is Clearview Elementary School, 12635 Builders Rd., Herndon. For more information, call Gwen Freeman at 703-846-8732.

New Instructional Chief

County School Superintendent Jack D. Dale has named Ann Monday, former principal of Robinson Secondary School, as assistant superintendent for instructional services.

Monday, who started Monday, was serving as director of a cluster of schools that feed into Lake Braddock Secondary, Robinson Secondary and West Springfield High schools.

"Ann Monday brings 31 years of experience in Fairfax County public schools to this position," Dale said in a statement. "She is a skilled, well-respected administrator who understands how to challenge students and help them succeed."

Monday replaces Nicholas Fischer, who has been named assistant superintendent on special assignment to create after-school programs for youths.

Fischer will focus on students considered vulnerable to gang recruitment and involvement, drawing on his experience working with young people in urban areas.

Monday has been employed by the school system since 1973, when she began her career as an English teacher at Chantilly High and Kilmer Middle schools. She has also held positions at Lake Braddock, Marshall High, Fairfax High and Longfellow Middle schools. She is a graduate of George Mason University.