Dr. David T. Sovine, Superintendent
Washington County Public Schools
Dr. David T. Sovine began serving as superintendent of Washington County Public Schools on July 1, 2022.
He brings 11 years of superintendent experience to the school system, previously serving as superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) in Virginia. Under Dr. Sovine’s leadership, FCPS 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 the Region IV Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Sovine has been an educator for over 32 years and served as the Executive Director of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction and Secondary Education in Spotsylvania County immediately prior to becoming Frederick County’s Superintendent of Schools. Prior to serving in central office senior leadership roles, Dr. Sovine served as a high school principal and middle school principal in Chesterfield County. During his four years as principal at Monacan High School, the school was recognized for two consecutive years by Newsweek as one of the best public high schools in the nation. In his final year as principal there, The Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia presented Sovine with an R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The award recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.
Before becoming a principal, Dr. Sovine had leadership and teaching experiences at the elementary, middle and high school levels. As a teacher, Dr. Sovine received the prestigious Sallie Mae Teacher Award recognizing him as one of the top 100 new teachers nationally.
Dr. Sovine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a Master of Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Virginia.
Since coming to Washington County, Dr. Sovine has already become engaged in serving the community through various volunteer board leadership positions, with organizations that include the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, the Greater Hagerstown Committee, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation, and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
For more information on Dr. Sovine’s selected achievements and service volunteer involvement as Superintendent of Schools in Frederick County, VA, click here.