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(Warrenton, VA) October 4, 2023 – Dr. Major Warner, Superintendent, Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS), will discuss his path to the county’s top education post with veteran journalist and editor Lou Emerson, October 15 at 2 p.m. in the John Barton Payne Community Hall in Warrenton.

Warner began his career as a substitute teacher and counselor at Liberty High School, then worked in Loudoun and Prince William counties. He returned to Fauquier County in 2007 as principal of the newly opened Kettle Run High School. In 2015 he was named The Washington Post’s Distinguished Educational Leader for Fauquier County.  Warner later became deputy superintendent of FCPS and earlier this year was named FCPS superintendent.

The Fauquier native points out that he “didn’t get here by happenstance that’s for sure.  I had teachers and coaches who saw something in me long before I ever saw it and who never compromised in keeping me on the right path.”

He describes himself as a hometown boy raised by a single mother.

“I work every day to make my mother proud.  It’s a challenge to work in a community where all the people know you.  I work hard to show the values that were instilled in me.”

The program is the second installment in the new series, Sundays at Two, which brings together local distinguished writers, artists and scholars for conversations about their work and life.

Lou Emerson is an entrepreneurial journalist who launched the Fauquier Citizen and Fauquier Now and several niche publications and websites.  An experienced consultant, he is a frequent lecturer and seminar leader for state press associations, colleges and other groups.

Visit for information about Sundays at Two and other services and resources available from Fauquier Public Library.


Contact: Lisa Pavlock

Public Information Coordinator


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