Announcement of Vacancy Superintendent of Schools

  • The Position – The Frederick County School Board in Winchester, Virginia, is seeking an outstanding educational leader with a strong commitment to serving all students and their families to become the next Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). The start date for the new superintendent will be Spring 2023. Information about the position is available on the BWP & Associates' website at Frederick County Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

    Qualifications – The Frederick County School Board seeks a visionary educational leader, collaborative manager and effective communicator who is committed to nurturing all learners to realize their dreams and aspirations through: meaningful and engaging learning experiences, a collective responsibility for continuous growth, embracing a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, fostering and supporting innovative ideas that challenge conventional thinking, and a commitment to forward-thinking learning environments. The successful candidate will be known for honesty, integrity and character, and be respected as a leader who can engage, encourage and motivate all stakeholders to continue efforts to implement the Board’s strategic plan Inspire 2025: A Promise for Progress and move the division forward in a positive direction.  

    The Division – Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and a short drive to the beach, mountains and Washington, D.C., Frederick County is one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia.  Frederick County Public Schools is a high-performing school division which is the 18th largest of 132 school districts in Virginia. FCPS serves about 14,000 students, employs approximately 2,400 high-quality staff members and is guided by its strategic plan- Inspire 2025: A Promise for Progress ( The school division includes 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools and two instructional centers.  Frederick County Public Schools’ Vision is to be an innovative community where caring relationships and authentic learning inspire all students.  More information about FCPS is available at

    Application/Salary/Licensure - Individuals who wish to be considered for this position will complete an online BWP Applicant Data Form at The application file must include a letter indicating the reasons for interest in the position, a current resume and three letters of reference. Candidates must send these materials electronically with the online BWP Applicant Data Form. Official transcripts will be required from candidates who are invited to interview with the School Board.

    The salary and benefits for the successful candidate will be competitive and negotiated with the School Board upon proven experience, qualifications, and fulfillment of school board criteria. 

    Applicants are required to hold or provide evidence of eligibility for the Virginia Division Superintendent License and/or relevant experience that would lead to such. Candidates are encouraged to obtain information about requirements for licensure from the Virginia Department of Education at
    Application Deadline – November 28, 2022 - Letters of interest and other required materials must be received by BWP & Associates no later than November 28, 2022. The Board expects to finalize the search by Spring 2023. The new superintendent will officially assume this position in Spring 2023.

    For more information:

    BWP Search Team
    Dr. Kevin Caster 434-531-8171
    Dr. E. Wayne Harris 540-761-1488