Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools, VA

Dr. David T. Sovine is in his ninth year serving as the Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools. During his tenure, the school division has revised its strategic plan twice, most recently adopting and implementing Inspire 2025: A Promise for Progress. Under Dr. Sovine’s leadership, the school division has also implemented a number of innovative programs including balanced literacy, full-day kindergarten, a preschool program, Profile of a Graduate, an instructional coaching model, the Virginia Tiered Systems of Support, a work-based learning/workforce development program, a 1:1 Chromebook initiative and expanded career and technical education course offerings. During the spring of 2018, Dr. Sovine was selected as Virginia’s Region IV Superintendent of the Year.

Dr. Sovine serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Educational Leadership program at James Madison University. He also serves as an adjunct professor for James Madison University and has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia. He also is very involved in a variety of local, state, and national organizations and boards including the National School Public Relations Association Executive Board, the Virginia Statewide K12 Education Advisory Council, the Virginia School Consortium for Learning, the Washington Area Schools Study Council, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Governing Board, the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) Board of Directors, the VASS Legislative Committee, the United Way, the Youth Development Center, Bright Futures-Frederick County, Bright Futures-USA, the Winchester Medical Center Foundation, the Frederick County Educational Foundation and the Rotary Club of Winchester.