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    The firm hired to find the next superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools will hold 10 community forums this month.

    Superintendent Karen Garza announced her resignation from her post just after the school year began.

    Garza wrote she was leaving by Dec. 16 for a position as president and CEO of Battelle for Kids, a nonprofit education organization based out of Columbus, Ohio. The blog post was published on Monday, Sept. 19.

    Garza was the first female superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, the 10th largest in the nation.

    Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), the firm hired to find Garza's replacement, will hold 10 forums across the county in January. 

    The meetings will be held in the following locations:

    • Jan. 9, 1 p.m., Gatehouse Administration Center, room 1600, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.
    • Jan. 9, 7 p.m., South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079.
    • Jan. 10, 12:30 p.m., Virginia Hills Center Library, 6520 Diana Lane, Alexandria, VA 22310.
    • Jan. 11, noon, Providence District Office and Community Center, multipurpose room 2, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031.
    • Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Mount Vernon High School Little Theater, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309.
    • Jan. 17, 11 a.m., Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA 20170.
    • Jan. 17, 1 p.m., Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA 22015.
    • Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Stuart High School Little Theater, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044.
    • Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Chantilly High School Lecture Hall, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151.
    • Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Langley High School Auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101.


    Residents can also submit their opinions on www.fcps.edu on Jan. 9.