Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack D. Dale last week announced his intent to retire effective July 1, 2013, at the end of his current contract.
Dale became FCPS superintendent in July 2004. From 1996 to June 2004, he served as superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools, Maryland, where he was named Maryland’s superintendent of the year. Dale has served in education as a teacher of mathematics, assistant principal, director of instruction, director of personnel, and associate superintendent for school administration. Born in Seattle, he holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education; a master’s in educational administration; and a doctorate in education, with an emphasis on school leadership and organizational change, from the University of Washington.