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Superintendent Oversees 132 Schools

July 19, 2002

Daniel A. Domenech has been the Fairfax County superintendent of schools since January 1997.

He came to the county by way of Long Island, N.Y., where he served as superintendent of schools for Deer Park Schools, followed by the South Huntington School District. Just prior to coming to Fairfax County, Domenech was the district superintendent for the Second Supervisory District of Suffolk County and chief executive officer of the Western Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

A native of Cuba, Domenech moved to the United States at the age of 9 and went on to earn a bachelor of arts from Hunter College in New York City and a Ph.D. from Hofstra University, also in New York. He taught sixth grade in Queens, N.Y. before moving into administration.

Domenech now oversees a school system that has 132 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, three secondary schools, 21 high schools, 26 special services centers and 35 alternative schools and programs.

The administration for the school system is made up of Domenech and the members of his leadership team: Alan Leis, the deputy superintendent; Michael E. Glascoe, assistant superintendent of the Department of Educational Accountability; Thomas M. Brady, assistant superintendent of the Department of Facilities Services; Charles Woodruff, assistant superintendent of the Department of Financial Services; Dean Tistadt, assistant superintendent of the Department of General Services; Brad Draeger, assistant superintendent of the Department of Human Resources; Maribeth Luftglass, assistant superintendent of the Department of Information Technology; Nancy Sprague, assistant superintendent of the Department of Instructional Services; Alice M. Farling, assistant superintendent of the Department of Special Services and Kitty Porterfield, director of communications.