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SCPS Ranked on Forbes 2021 America's Best Employers Listing


Spotsylvania, VA—For a second year in a row Spotsylvania County Public Schools (SCPS) has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Employers. Forbes Business Magazine partnered with Statista, a market research company, for the Forbes third annual ranking of America’s best employers by state. This year, Spotsylvania County Public Schools was one of only 90 employers in Virginia to receive this distinction. Additionally, only nine of the 132 Virginia public school divisions earned this distinction in the Forbes ranking. 

“Amidst the extraordinary, present day challenges we face, it is such an honor to again be recognized as one of the top employers in the Commonwealth” said Dr. S. Scott Baker, Superintendent of Spotsylvania County Public Schools. “We have worked together intentionally as a school system to build and nurture a supportive, collaborative, engaging, and student-centered culture for our over 3,200 dedicated staff. ” continued Baker.

The Forbes America’s Best Employers rankings were based on anonymous surveys of 80,000 Americans working for businesses/organizations across 25 industry sectors with at least 500 employees and were conducted on a rolling basis from October 2020 to June 2021. These survey results were compiled and divided into 51 rankings, one for each of the country’s 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. The results reflect direct recommendations from employees as well as indirect recommendations from workers in these industries. The survey evaluated the employees’ experience, which included working conditions, salary, potential for growth, and diversity in the workplace. 

“We offer many opportunities for professional growth through division-wide training and best practices,” stated Dr. Michelle Colbert, Chief Human Resources Officer. “In addition, we encourage collaboration for our teachers through professional learning communities, mentee/mentor programs, and more,” continued Colbert.

“The Forbes recognition clearly supports what we have known all along...Spotsylvania County Public Schools is a great place to work,” said School Board Chairwoman Dawn Shelley. “Dr. Baker and his leadership team continuously strive to support the needs of our employees, which inturn fosters a positive learning environment that supports student success,” continued Shelley.

Additional information and the entire Forbes rankings are posted at