LaTanya McDade Named New Superintendent

The Prince William County School Board named LaTanya McDade new superintendent effective July 1.


Photo Courtesy of @PWCSNews on Twitter.

Ms. LaTanya McDade, appointed new superintendent for PWCS effective July 1.

The Prince William County School Board took the unanimous decision to appoint LaTanya McDade as the new superintendent for the school division on March 24. McDade has 23 years of experience as a former teacher, principal, chief schools’ officer, and district leader for Chicago Public Schools.

Making history, McDade is the first African American and woman to be superintendent of our school division. She also shares that she is the daughter of immigrants for which she “understand[s] firsthand the importance of providing students with access to rich opportunities…”.

She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s in leadership and administration, and is currently working on her doctorate in educational leadership and supervision at Lewis University.

I am honored by the opportunity to serve PWCS students and lead a school division with a storied history steeped in tradition and excellence”

— LaTanya McDade

Ms. McDade addressing the PWCS School Board on March 24. (Photo Courtesy of @PWCSNews on Twitter.)

Full remarks are on @PWCSNews on Twitter or Prince William Country Schools on YouTube.

More information about Ms. McDade on

Current superintendent Dr. Steve Walts retires this summer.

Prince William County Schools are excited to see what our new superintendent McDade will enact!