The Washington County Board of Education (WCBOE) has narrowed its considerations for the next superintendent of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) to two candidates. The Board is inviting the finalists to Washington County for concluding interviews and activities on June 7 and 8, 2022.
During their time in Washington County next week, each candidate will participate in stakeholder interviews with panels representing students, parents, WCPS staff, and community partners. While the Board will make the final determination of the selected candidate, it is a priority of the WCBOE to consider stakeholder feedback and input in the decision-making process.
The finalists are introduced below in alphabetical order:
Dr. Theo L. Cramer
Dr. Theo Cramer has worked in public education in Maryland for 30 years with experience as a teacher, school administrator, and central office administrator. During his teaching career, he taught both special education and Advanced Placement courses at the high school level. Dr. Cramer most recently served as a community superintendent in the Howard County Public School System. His responsibilities at the central office level involved assignments among several departments and divisions, including Academic Support, Student Services, College and Career Readiness, Career Technical Education, Human Resources, and School Management and Instructional Leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from South Carolina State University in Political Science/Pre-Law, and he earned his Master of Arts degree in Administration and Supervision from Bowie State University. In addition, Dr. Cramer holds a Doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. David T. Sovine
Dr. David Sovine has been an educator for 32 years and is currently completing his 11th year serving as the superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia. During his tenure as superintendent, Dr. Sovine led programs to enhance literacy, expand preschool and kindergarten, provide 1:1 Chromebook devices for K-12 students, and offer additional course opportunities in career and technical education. He began his educational career as a teacher at elementary, middle, and high school levels before he served as a principal at the secondary level. Before becoming superintendent in Frederick County, he was the executive director of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction and Secondary Education in Spotsylvania County. Dr. Sovine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and a Master of Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Virginia.
The Board of Education will conduct final interviews with the candidates next week. There will not be any formal action taken on these dates.