School Board Extends Superintendent’s Contract Through June 2022

School Board Extends Superintendent’s Contract Through June 2022
Posted on 08/21/2018
DecorativeFor Immediate Release
August 21, 2018
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235

The Frederick County School Board has extended the contract of Schools Superintendent Dr. David Sovine through June 30, 2022. Sovine became the Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools on July 1, 2011.

School Board Chairman John Lamanna says, “Throughout his tenure, Dr. Sovine has been an exceptional leader whose focus is always on doing what is best for students and their families. Dr. Sovine is a man of integrity who recognizes the value of listening to a variety of perspectives and working collaboratively with others in an effort to achieve the school division’s mission of ensuring all students an excellent education. He is highly respected and was recognized by his peers as the Region IV Superintendent of the Year this year and was a finalist for the Virginia Superintendent of the Year Award. Our school division has continued to make great progress under his leadership and we are looking forward to sustaining and building upon that progress over the next four years.”

Some of the accomplishments Frederick County Public Schools has achieved during Sovine’s tenure include:

  • Implementing a Balanced Literacy program at the elementary level
  • Implementing full-day kindergarten divisionwide
  • Implementing an instructional coaching model to support high-quality instruction
  • Implementing a 1:1 Chromebook initiative equipping all K-12 students with Chromebooks
  • Implementing a pilot preschool program using a VPI+ grant
  • Revising the Division Comprehensive Plan
  • Developing and implementing a health and medical sciences career cluster in career and technical education
  • Opening the new Frederick County Public Schools Transportation Center
  • Opening the new Frederick County Middle School
  • Moving forward with plans to construct a 12th elementary school and replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School
  • Implementing a number of new programs to enhance school safety and security
  • Implementing the Virginia Tiered Systems of Support
  • Establishing Bright Futures-Frederick/Winchester
  • Purchasing land and securing funding for the design of a fourth high school
Sovine says, “I’m fortunate to work with an outstanding School Board and appreciate the support board members provide as we work together with parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and community partners to prepare students to be successful, engaged citizens. Although the school division has enjoyed many successes over the past several years, we must keep looking forward and identifying areas in which we can continue to improve. I’m looking forward to building upon the successes we’ve enjoyed in the past as we continue working to serve our students and community well.”

In addition to serving as Frederick County’s Superintendent of Schools, Sovine is the Regional Coordinator for the Educational Leadership Program at James Madison University. He also serves as an adjunct professor for James Madison University and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia. He is very involved in a variety of local, state and national organizations and boards.

Prior to becoming the Superintendent of Schools in Frederick County, Sovine served as the Executive Director of K12 Curriculum and Instruction and Secondary Education with Spotsylvania County Public Schools in Fredericksburg. He has also worked as a teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels, as an elementary school and high school assistant principal, and as a middle school and high school principal.