GYO: A Connected Community

  • Our district's innovative Grow Your Own (GYO) strategy is to recruit, develop, and retain educators who are connected to our community and share lived experiences with the students we serve. Vibrant partnerships empower GYO participants through college scholarships, localized support and resources, and immediate practice in our schools.

    Teeming with talent, Fayette County Public Schools is tapping the students, employees, and community members we need to build a workforce that truly represents Lexington!

    GYO creates pathways to a diversified workforce, stronger schools, and a connected community.

Choose Your Route:

  • I am a high school student exploring a career in education ...
  • I am an FCPS employee interested in becoming certified to teach ...
  • I am a community member considering a teaching career ...
  • I am an FCPS educator who wants to grow into leadership roles ...
  • Kickoff Celebration

    What: Networking with FCPS staff and GYO partners

    Who: FCPS employees and community members interested in teaching or educational leadership careers

    When: March 3 from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Where: Marriott Griffin Gate, 1800 Newtown Pike

    Admission: Free

    Contact: Lori Bowen in Human Resources  


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