About Dr. Scott Kizner, Superintendent

I have more than 13 years of experience as a school superintendent. Prior to coming to Harrisonburg, I served six years as the Superintendent of the Martinsville City Public Schools following a five-year term as Superintendent of the Westerly, Rhode Island Public Schools. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baruch College, a Master of Arts degree from James Madison University, an Education Specialist degree from James Madison University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Virginia Tech. I have also completed post-doctoral requirements in educational leadership at the University of Virginia.

Prior to becoming a superintendent, my educational experiences included teaching children with disabilities, being a school psychologist, directing special education programs, and serving as assistant superintendent of instruction in the Northern Shenandoah region of Virginia. I have served on many state and national boards including the Governor’s School Readiness Task Force and the Virginia Early Childhood Advisory Council.  I currently serve on the State Special Education Advisory Committee along with serving in leadership roles on state and national school administration organizations.

 My wife, Lori, is a school counselor and certified school administrator.  We have a 27-year old daughter who is a lawyer in Richmond, a 24-year old daughter who teaches special education in Loudoun County, and a 20-year old daughter attending Blue Ridge Community College.


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