Caroline School Superintendent named Region 3 Superintendent of the Year in Virginia

by | Mar 17, 2023 | Schools & Education

Caroline County School Superintendent Dr. Sarah Calveric has been named the Region 3 Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

“Dr. Calveric is fantastic,” said Caroline County Public School Board Chairman Shawn Kelley. “I’ve never been around anyone who works so hard and is always mindful of the end result, student learning. She is involved at the state level, while also working diligently within the county. We are so lucky to have her!”

CCPS Assistant Superintendent Dr. Herb Monroe stated, “Dr. Calveric is the ‘Michael Jordan’ of educational leadership: insatiable ambition, steely determination, boundless belief in team, unwavering commitment to excellence, and a work ethic that is second to none!”

Dr. Calveric began her career in Hanover County Public Schools in 1997, where she served as a special and general education teacher at the elementary and middle school levels. In 2002, she began her 11-year career as an elementary assistant principal and principal. In 2013, Dr. Calveric was named Director of Human Resources for Spotsylvania County Public Schools, where she worked collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to oversee leadership development, recruitment and retention, human relations, and employee wellness. As Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Caroline County Public Schools (2016-2018), Dr. Calveric was instrumental in the development of the division’s five-year strategic plan, the CCPS K-12 Profile of a Graduate, professional learning communities, and numerous instructional initiatives such as increased school accreditation, the 1:1 Chromebook initiative, and professional development.

In 2018, Dr. Calveric was named the Superintendent of Caroline County P.S. During this tenure, Dr. Calveric has operationalized the school division’s core values, mission, and vision. Her commitment to shared leadership has resulted in the measurable advancement of teaching and learning, school and community relations, health and safety, and organizational effectiveness. To remain abreast of PK-12 best practices, Dr. Calveric serves on the Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) Board, chairs the Virginia Association of School Superintendents Professional Development Committee, and represents Region III on the Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV) Board. Additionally, Superintendent Calveric remains abreast of local and regional efforts as a Board Member for the Caroline YMCA, GoVA, Workforce Now, and Smart Beginnings. For the past eight years, Dr. Calveric has kept her pulse on teacher and leader preparation as an Associate Adjunct Professor for University of Richmond’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program.

Dr. Calveric is now a contender for the Commonwealth’s Superintendent of the Year award which will be announced in late April.

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