Dr. Stephanie Soliven

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) has appointed Dr. Stephanie Soliven as associate superintendent for teaching and learning, effective September 11, 2023, replacing Rita Goss, who retired from the position June 30. Reporting to the Deputy Superintendent, and as a member of the Superintendent’s cabinet, Soliven will oversee the departments of Student Learning, Student Opportunity and Multilingual Services, and Professional Learning.

Soliven joins PWCS from Brevard Public Schools, Florida, (73,000 students) where she most recently served as the assistant superintendent for secondary leading and learning. In this capacity since 2017, as a member of the Superintendent’s cabinet, she provided leadership for the Office of Secondary Leading and Learning to include direct oversight and support for 28 secondary schools, K-12 Acceleration and Enrichment programs (86 schools), Adult and Community Education, Career and Technical Education, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programming and federal and state grants.

Soliven also aggressively pursued career and technical education programs and drop-out prevention options while expanding dual enrollment opportunities and gifted education. Soliven served as principal of Cocoa High School for eight years, previously working as assistant principal at CHS and at Southwest Middle School.

During her career, she has been recognized at the national level as a Milken Foundation educator, completed the rigorous Broad Academy Fellowship program, selected by the state of Florida Assistant Principal of the Year, chosen as an NAACP Unsung Hero, and has been the recipient of leadership awards from local agencies and the University of Central Florida.

Soliven received a doctorate in education (curriculum and instruction) from the University of Central Florida, where she also earned her master's and bachelor's degrees.