Superintendent – Berryville, VA

May 8, 2024
Application ends: June 20, 2024
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Job Description

The Clarke County Public Schools (VA) is seeking a superintendent beginning on August 1, 2024.

Located in Berryville, VA, just south of Winchester, Clarke County Public Schools serves 1,924  students in their four accredited schools; Boyce and D.G. Cooley Elementary Schools, Johnson-Williams Middle School, and Clarke County High School. The District’s manageable size promotes Visibility, Inclusion, Relationships, and Transparency.  The diversity of the student population is 26.6% with 7.5% English Language Learners, 11.6% Students with Disabilities, 32% Economically Disadvantaged, and a 0.7% Dropout Rate – which is above the State Average. Clarke County Public Schools has had steady Graduation Rates the past three years ranging from 98 to 99%, and a dropout rate as low as 0.7% which is above the State average.

Additional highlights regarding Clarke County Public Schools:

  • Students participated in Dual Enrollment, AP Courses, and an international Baccalaureate (IB) Program Courses.
  • Students earn one or more CTE credentials while in high school. 
  • Steady student achievement by proficiency level for the past 3 years on English (Reading and Writing), and Mathematics State Assessments.
  • Academic offerings at the high school include the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma program, Mountain Vista Governor’s School, and  strong Career and Technical Education offerings in agriculture, medical health, and technical career pathways.
  • A wide offering of athletics and extracurricular activities are offered at the high school and middle school. 
  • At the high school, most sports are offered, as well as activities such as Marching Band, DECA, FFA, Robotics, Forensics, and many others.
  • High school students can work through Laurel Ridge Community College to earn college credit.
  • The middle school offers the following high school credit courses: Algebra I;  Exploring Computer Science; French I and II; Honors Geometry; Foundations of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Latin I; and Spanish I and II.
  • The elementary schools provide a positive caring and nurturing environment as the students develop and progress toward middle school.  Effective teaching and a strong parent support group partnership at both schools to ensure the best learning environment for the children.

The salary is $170,000 plus benefits. 

Visit the Clarke County Public Schools website for more information:

How to apply for this job?

  1. Register for an account on the HYA website. Or, log in to the HYA website if you already have an account created. Click the Login/Register button at the top of the page to get started.
  2. After logging in, click the Apply Now button at the top of this page.
  3. You will be redirected to the Frontline Education website. This website is where you will submit your application. This website also will require its own unique login and password.


  1. Cover letter (stating interest and unique qualifications for the position) – be sure to save the name of the district in the document title
  2. Full resume/vitae
  3. Three current letters of recommendation
  4. Copy of Superintendent license (regardless of state) or evidence of eligibility for Superintendent license
  5. Contact information of three additional references different than the reference letters

Tentative Search Timeline – All Application Materials Due By: June 20, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST

For questions regarding the Clarke County Public Schools Superintendent search contact:

Samuel A. DePaul, Ph.D., Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates

Dr. Darryl Williams, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates