December 19, 2013


The Stafford County School Board has completed its five-month search for a new superintendent, appointing W. Bruce Benson, Ed.D, to the post. Dr. Benson will join the school division on April 1, 2014. Benson, a 30-year veteran of public education, currently serves as superintendent of the Accomack County Public School system.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the SCPS community. I look forward to providing continued support for the good work already underway in the schools, as well as helping the school community chart a course for the next generation of excellence. I appreciate the clearly visible efforts to ensure students in the county have access to a comprehensive school experience, embracing and supporting academics, arts, career preparation, and athletics," Dr. Benson said.

Dr. Benson has served as the Accomack superintendent since 2011. Prior to his service in Accomack County, Dr. Benson served in Albemarle County Public Schools and Franklin City (Virginia) Public Schools.

Benson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from Western Michigan University where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry. He earned his Masters of Science degree in secondary education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk. His doctorate in administration and supervision was earned from the University of Virginia and he is currently in the process of earning a master’s of science in biology from the University of Nebraska.

“The School Board is confident that Dr. Benson's proven record of instructional excellence and relationship building will continue SCPS on a track of instructional success. I would like to thank our community for providing needed information on what they want in a superintendent and I can honestly say that all of the desired qualities are met with Dr. Benson,” stated Stephanie Johnson, School Board Chair.

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