Frederick County assistant superintendent to retire

Daily staff report

After a 33-year career in public education, including the past eight years as assistant superintendent for instruction in Frederick County Public Schools, Peter J. Vernimb has decided to retire, effective July 1.

According to a release sent by the school division on Tuesday, Vernimb worked for public schools in Henrico County, Stafford County and King George County and at the Virginia Department of Education before joining the Frederick County School Board in 2006.

David Sovine, superintendent of the school division, said in a statement that Vernimb was able to focus on finding solutions to challenges such as the economic downturn and reliance on high stakes, standardized testing.

“Mr. Vernimb has been an integral part of a number of accomplishments during his time with Frederick County Public Schools, including the maintenance of state accreditation for all of our schools, the opening of three new schools, the initiation of the new teacher induction program, the establishment of the LINKS Alternative Education Program, the development and support of the division Comprehensive Plan and planning for the launch of full-day kindergarten in August,” Sovine said.