Superintendent Rockingham County Public Schools

Rockingham County Public Schools
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Regionally Competitive

Exceptional Virginia School Division
Searching for a Superintendent

The Position - The School Board of Rockingham County Public Schools seeks an outstanding educational leader to serve as superintendent. The start date for the new superintendent will be on or before July 1, 2023.  Rockingham County Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

The Division - Rockingham County is nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, bounded by two magnificent mountain ranges (the Alleghany and the Blue Ridge) and the impressive Shenandoah River. The current population is 78,593 and Rockingham County is the third-largest county in Virginia by land area.  The area is proud of its deep agricultural heritage and boasts diverse outdoor recreation, thriving cultural attractions, vibrant and inviting small towns, and numerous historical attractions.  The region is home to James Madison University, Bridgewater College and Eastern Mennonite University.

Rockingham County Public Schools serves over 11,300 students.  RCPS is comprised of fifteen (15) elementary, four (4) middle, four (4) high schools, a technical/career center, and an alternative education center and participates in the regional governor’s school and regional special education program. The division employs over 2,000 professional and operational staff.  

In Rockingham County Public Schools, we consistently strive to provide an innovative, exceptional education that guides students to reach their highest potential both academically and as responsible citizens: Empowering ALL Students -  Educating Today’s Learner, Developing Tomorrow’s Future. (Comprehensive Plan 2019-2024)

More information about the division is available at and on the BWP & Associates' website at 

Qualifications - The Rockingham County School Board seeks an innovative, collaborative leader with a demonstrated ability to carry forth the educational and administrative goals of the division along with meeting the exemplary leadership expectations of the board.  Successful candidates will illustrate a commitment to collaboration with the School Board, staff and community; will be visible throughout the schools and community and will take advantage of a positive working relationship between the School Board, Board of Supervisors, County Administration and an engaged community.   

Application/Selection Procedure/Salary/Licensure - Individuals who wish to be considered for this position will complete an online BWP Applicant Data Form at

An application file must include a letter of interest indicating reasons for interest in the position, a current resume, and three letters of reference. Candidates must send these materials electronically with the online Applicant Data Form. Official transcripts will be required from candidates who are invited to interview with the School Board. 

Salary for the successful candidate will be regionally competitive.  The final salary and benefits for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria.

Applicants are required to hold or provide evidence of eligibility for the Virginia Division Superintendent License.
Candidates are encouraged to obtain information about requirements for licensure from the Virginia Department of Education at

Application Deadline - March 30, 2023 - Letters of application and other required materials must be received by BWP & Associates no later than March 30, 2023.  The Board expects to finalize the search by May 2023.

For more information:    

BWP search team:                     
Dr. Kevin Castner    434-531-8171                
Dr. Wayne Harris    540-761-1488

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