The Orange County School Board voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Daniel P. Hornick as
the division's new superintendent, effective July 1, 2022. Throughout his seventeen-year
career in education, Dr. Hornick has focused on establishing trusting relationships,
building a positive culture, and providing students access to rigorous and relevant instructional experiences.
For the past five years, Dr. Hornick has served as the principal of North Stafford High School
in Stafford, VA. During his tenure, he spearheaded initiatives to improve literacy instruction
across all content areas, enhance the teaching and learning process through Professional Learning Communities,
and foster a positive school culture. Dr. Hornick is a strong proponent of Career and Technical Education
and actively seeks opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning experiences. These collective
efforts enabled North Stafford High School to close achievement gaps and increase levels of student engagement.
"I am incredibly honored and humbled to have earned the trust of the School Board, and I look forward
to meeting the Orange County community," said Dr. Hornick. "I am
excited to learn more about Orange County Public Schools and
collectively develop a plan to take the schools to the next level.
As a learning community, we will celebrate and reinforce aspects
that are working well and enhance areas needing improvement."
Before his tenure as principal, Dr. Hornick served as a social studies teacher, coach, mentor, and assistant
principal in Stafford County Public Schools. Dr. Hornick earned a bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College
(PA), a master's degree from the University of Mary Washington, and a doctorate in education from Virginia
Commonwealth University. He recently completed the Aspiring Superintendents Program through Virginia Tech's
Center for Organizational and Technical Advancement.
Dr. Hornick and his wife, Stacy, and their two school-aged children, currently reside in
Lake of the Woods.