Superintendent Dr. Scott Kizner
Dr. Scott Kizner has more than 19 years of experience as a school superintendent. He served for eight years as the superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Prior to coming to Harrisonburg, he served six years as the superintendent of the Martinsville City Public Schools following a five-year term as superintendent of the Westerly, Rhode Island Public Schools. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baruch College, a Master of Arts degree from James Madison University, an Education Specialist degree from James Madison University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also completed post-doctoral requirements in educational leadership at the University of Virginia.
Prior to becoming a superintendent, his educational experiences included teaching children with disabilities, being a school psychologist, directing special education programs, and serving as assistant superintendent of instruction in the Northern Shenandoah region of Virginia. He has served on many state and national boards including the Governor’s School Readiness Task Force and the Virginia Early Childhood Advisory Council. He serves on the Governing Board of the American Association of School Adminstrators (AASA), Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS), and the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN). He also serves on Virginia's Board of Juvenile Justice and the Superintendent Leadership Council. Dr. Kizner recently served on the State Special Education Advisory Committee, along with serving in leadership roles on state and national school administration organizations.
He and his wife, Lori, have a daughter who is a lawyer in Richmond, a daughter who teaches special education, and a daughter who is an elementary school teacher.