Dr. Latanya McDade

Superintendent for Prince William County Public Schools

Dr. McDade was appointed July 1, 2021, as the Superintendent for Prince William County Public Schools, which is the second-largest division in Virginia and serves more than 90,000 students. She is the first woman and first African-American to serve as Superintendent of the school division. During her first seven months in office, she launched Vision 2025, Launching Thriving Futures. This ambitious four-year strategic plan serves as a framework for ensuring every student in Prince William County graduates with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to create a thriving future for themselves and their community.

Dr. McDade joined the Prince William County learning community with 23 years of experience in Chicago Public Schools, the third largest district in the nation. She is a proven leader and passionate advocate for students. A lifelong educator, Dr. McDade is a former teacher, principal, chief schools’ officer, and district leader.

Dr. McDade completed her doctorate in educational leadership and supervision from Lewis University. She holds a master’s degree in leadership and administration from Loyola University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Chicago State University. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.