David C. Jeck, Ed.D.

“Dr. Jeck has continued to impress the School Board, his staff, and the community with his professionalism and drive to seek continual improvement for the Greene County Public Schools System. He has achieved the many successes in spite of reduced money from Federal , State, and local sources. He put forth extra effort to successfully manage the school system with the reduction in resources so that the impact to students would be minimal.” -Summative Evaluation, 2012 Mr. Troy Harlow, Board Chair “During the past eighteen years, I have gotten to know many district superintendents whom I have served as Associate Director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. I can say without reservation that David is one of the finest education leaders with whom I have worked.” -Letter of recommendation Mr. Andy Stamp, Associate Executive Director, VASS

“If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” - Goethe

Objective To provide experienced educational and instructional leadership through a vision driven by the desire to collaborate with others to achieve excellence. The position I seek will allow me to utilize my leadership skills related to fiscal responsibility, human resource management, organizational infrastructure, instructional technology utilization, enhanced best instructional practice related to instructional planning and curriculum development, and community engagement and outreach. Ultimately, my objective is to foster success for all students and promote an intrinsic belief that ALL students can be successful. Certifications Division Superintendent License (Virginia) Postgraduate Professional License (Virginia) Expires: June 30, 2015 Expires: June 30, 2015

Endorsements: High School History and Social Sciences, Middle School Principal, High School Principal Professional Experience 7/08 to Present - Superintendent, Greene County Public Schools, Stanardsville, VA 7/06 to 6/08 - Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Greene County Public Schools 7/05 to 6/06 - Director, Charlottesville/Albemarle Technical Education Center, Charlottesville, VA 7/01 to 6/05 - Principal, Louisa County High School, Mineral, VA 7/99 to 6/01 - Principal, Bassett High School, Bassett, VA 7/96 to 6/99 - Assistant Principal, Louisa County Middle School, Mineral, VA Adjunct Professor Experience 2009 to Present - George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development EDUC 6246, Applied Educational Administration. EDUC 6234, Site-Based Leadership 2010 to Present - James Madison University, Educational Leadership Program ADSU 644, Supervision and Development of School Personnel. ADSU 642, Leadership for School and

Community Relations
Education University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Curry School of Education, Doctor of Education, May 2010 University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS College of Education and Psychology, Master of Education, August 1994 Nyack College, Nyack, NY Social Sciences and Secondary Education, Bachelor of Arts, June 1988

David C. Jeck, Ed.D.
“…. he told us all, at one faculty meeting, that our goal was to have every student pass the SOL test, but that all pressure to do so would be on him. ‘Please do not feel pressured by me; I am taking the responsibility for our performance. All I ask of you is that you believe that all of our students can be successful, and that has to come from you, not me.’ I think, at that moment, he won the unconditional respect of all of us.” -Virginia Principal of the Year Nomination Letter (unsolicited) Mr. Ed Buhrer, Author and Retired Teacher

Presentations Presenter, Virginia School Board Association Annual Conference, “William Monroe Academy: A School Within A School Concept,” 2011 Presenter/Panel Member, State Legislative Conference, Superintendent's Legislative Blueprint, “Human Capital,” 2011 Presenter, Aspiring Superintendent’s Conference, “90 Day Entry Plan,” 2010 Presenter, Virginia School Board Association Governor’s Conference, “Re-branding Your School Division,” 2009 Presenter, Woodbrook Elementary School Faculty (Albemarle County), “Interactive Strategies That Work,” 2008 Presenter, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Career Fair, “Wanted: Soft Skills,” 2006 Presenter, Virginia High School Principal’s Conference, “Taking Care of Climate,” 2001 Publications Jeck, David C. (2003). Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing. Virginia Staff Development Council Newsletter Jeck, David C. (2011). Resiliency, Brittle Children and M-O-T-H-E-R. VASCD Fall Newsletter Awards George Washington University, Student Choice Award, 2011 Virginia School Board Association Award of Excellence, 2011, 2012 Virginia High School League, Regional Award of Merit, 2005 Honorary Chapter Degree, Future Farmers of America, 2005 Virginia High School League, Distinctive Service Award, 2003-2005 Met Life Virginia High School Principal-of-the-Year Nominee, 2002 Louisa County High School P.U.R.R. Award, 2001-2002 Virginia High School League Merit Award, State Basketball Quarter Finals Director, 2000 Professional Organizations Virginia Association of School Superintendents Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Virginia Staff Development Council Virginia School and University Partnership, Board of Directors American Association of School Administrators American Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Greene County Chamber of Commerce Piedmont Futures, Board of Directors Community Involvement Spring Hill Baptist Church Greene County Lion’s Club Greene County Athletics Booster Club Louisa Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, 2001-2005 Many years of service as a baseball, football, and basketball coach for various community organizations

“In working with Dave, I have observed a mantra that is the driving force behind all of his decisions: he believes that our students must be regarded as the first priority in every aspect and in every decision that concerns our school system.” -Letter of recommendation (unsolicited) Mrs. Andrea Whitmarsh, Former Principal, Greene County Primary School

David C. Jeck, Ed.D.
“I find that David’s leadership skills and common sense approach to relevant issues are exceptional, and he continues to have an excellent relationship with his board and faculty members. He continues to be genuinely interested in the students at all levels and visits the schools on a regular basis. He is up-to-date on school issues; at the local, state, and national levels.” -Letter of Recommendation Mrs. Vyvyan Rundgren, Louisa County School Board (retired), and Greene County Virginia Resident

Leadership Achievements

Developed, designed, and implemented the “William Monroe Academy,” a school-within-aschool concept dedicated to providing 21st century skills for students within the general curriculum Introduced division-wide benchmark assessment, standard pacing, and a “walk-through” classroom observation system for all Greene County schools Guided Greene County Public Schools to full state accreditation each of the past four years, and three out of four tested schools achieved AYP status for the 2010-2011 school year Greene County’s five year graduation has risen to 86% and the “on time” graduation rate has risen to just under 90% over the past three years Greene County’s dual college enrollment offerings have doubled over the past five years Successfully introduced the “Rachel’s Challenge” program (anti-bullying , character education) for all students in grades K-12, and developed an anti-bullying school board policy (instances of bullying dropped by nearly 30% in 2011-2012) 79% of the class of 2011, and 77% of the class of 2012 are continuing their formal educations elsewhere Number of students earning Advanced Studies Diplomas has increased each of the past four years: 43%, 46%, 56%, 57% 99.6% of the teachers in the Greene County are considered “highly qualified” by the VDOE Worked diligently and collaboratively to secure the approval of a $5.3 million fine arts and athletics facilities project, the first of its kind in Greene County Served on the State Legislative Blueprint Task Force as chairman of the “Human Capital” committee, 2011-2012 Served on the Virginia administrator certification re-design committee sponsored by the University of Virginia, 2008-2009 Traveled to India along with other Virginia Superintendents (VASS) as part of a delegation organized to share ideas and strategies with educational leaders in India, 2009 Served on the Virginia High School League Executive Committee, 2003-2005 Served as the Group AA President, Virginia High School League, 2005 While principal at Louisa County High School, attained full state accreditation and achieved AYP status for the first time Teach future school administrators as an adjunct faculty member at both George Washington University and James Madison University

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“Dr. Jeck entered the role of Superintendent at a time when there was significant distrust between our Board of Supervisors and the School Board. Dr. Jeck has played a key role in transforming the political and personal relationships required to transform the culture of our administration and our school system to provide transparency and open communication.” -Letter of Recommendation Mr. Darcy Higgins, Retired Chair, Greene County School Board

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