New Superintendent Named For FCPS
Thursday, Dec. 13
What follows is a press release from Fauquier County Public Schools.
At a special called meeting on Dec. 13, the Fauquier County School Board announced that David C. Jeck, 47, will be the new Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) division superintendent, beginning May 13, 2013. Dr. Jeck is currently in his fifth year as the superintendent of Greene County Public Schools in Stanardsville, Va.
“I am excited beyond words and truly humbled,” Dr. Jeck said of his selection as FCPS superintendent. He applied for the position, he said, because of Fauquier’s outstanding reputation and commitment to all students. “Fauquier County is a community that obviously takes great pride in their schools,” he said, “and strives to offer a world-class educational program.”
A life-long educator, Dr. Jeck began teaching and coaching in 1989 and became an assistant principal at Louisa County Middle School in Mineral, Va in 1996, a position he held for three years. He spent the next six years as a high school principal, two at Bassett High in Bassett, VA, and four at Louisa County High School. After a one-year stint as the director of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Technical Education Center in Charlottesville, he became the assistant superintendent for instruction for Greene County Public Schools. Two years later he was selected as Greene County’s superintendent of schools.
Born and raised in Whittier, Ca, Dr. Jeck holds a bachelor of arts in social sciences and secondary education from Nyack College in New York (1988), a master of education from the University of Southern Mississippi (1994) and a doctor of education from the University of Virginia (2010). He teaches future school administrators as an adjunct faculty member at both George Washington University and James Madison University.
Dr. Jeck currently oversees a school division of six schools, 2,950 students and 278 teachers and manages a $32 million budget. Among his leadership achievements:
• Developed, designed and implemented the “William Monroe Academy,” a school-within-a-school concept dedicated to providing 21st-century skills for students within the general curriculum
• Introduced division-wide benchmark assessment, standard pacing and a “walk-through” classroom observation system for all Greene County schools
• Guided Greene County Public Schools to full state accreditation each of the past four years. Three out of four tested schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress status for the 2010-11 school year.
• Greene County’s five-year graduation has risen to 86 percent and the on-time graduation rate has risen to just under 90 percent over the past three years
• Greene County’s dual college enrollment offerings have doubled over the past five years
• Introduced an anti-bullying program for all students in grades K-12 (instances of bullying dropped by nearly 30 percent in 2011-12)
• Worked collaboratively to secure the approval of a $5.3 million fine arts and athletics facilities project, the first of its kind in Greene County
Dr. Jeck and his wife Rhonda, who teaches in Albemarle County, have two children: David Jr., 19, who is preparing to attend culinary school, and Caleb, 16, a junior. His leisure-time activities include spending time with his family, cooking, golfing and rooting for the LA Dodgers.
Looking forward to becoming superintendent here, Dr. Jeck said, “I hope to continue and enhance the great things that are happening in Fauquier County, and I intend to do everything that I can in order to provide a world-class education to every student within the school division.”
Donna Grove, chairman of the Fauquier County School Board, said she and the other board members are extremely pleased that Dr. Jeck will serve as the County’s next superintendent of schools. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jeck,” she said. “He and this board share the same vision – that a division reaches excellence by design, not by chance.”
Ms. Grove said that in the near future an interim superintendent will be appointed to serve from early January until Dr. Jeck assumes the position in May.