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Superintendent Oversees More Than 184 Schools

Education

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 138 elementary schools, 22 middle schools, three secondary schools, 21 high schools, and several special services centers, alternative schools and programs.

The administration for the school system is made up of Domenech and the members of his Leadership Team: Thomas Brady, chief operating officer; Nancy Sprague, chief academic officer; Michael E. Glascoe, assistant superintendent of the Department of Educational Accountability; Dean Tisadt, assistant superintendent of the Department of Facilities and Transportation Services; Deirdra McLaughlin, assistant superintendent of the Department of Financial Services; Brad Draeger, assistant superintendent of the Department of Human Resources; Maribeth Luftglass, assistant superintendent of the Department of Information Technology; Nicholas Fischer, 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.