PRESS RELEASE – April 25, 2017
At a called School Board meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017, the Fluvanna County School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Chuck Winkler as Superintendent until June of 2021. The Board organized a nationwide search receiving 24 applications and conducted five interviews before selecting Mr. Winkler.
“Mr. Winkler’s impressive experience on all levels of the academic community, his keen knowledge of the current issues in education and the resources to deal with them, his passion for working with children all made him a highly desirable candidate. It was his deep understanding of Fluvanna County and what it means to be a Fluco that made it clear he was the best person to lead our division as our next Superintendent. The School Board looks forward to working with him as he implements his ambitious transition plan for our school division,” stated Carol Tracy Carr, School Board Chair.
Mr. Winkler has been with Fluvanna County Public Schools since August 2011 as the Assistant Superintendent and has been serving in the role of Interim Superintendent since Ms. Keller’s resignation in December of 2016.
Mr. Winkler is a graduate of Fairmont State College in West Virginia where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Middle School Education. He received his Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia in the area of Administration and Supervision.
In addition to his experience in Fluvanna, Mr. Winkler taught Grades 4-6 at Lightfoot Elementary in Orange, VA for 4 years. He also has administrative experience including Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Elementary Instruction and Federal Programs, and Executive Director for Orange County Schools.
Mr. Winkler has been married to Marlene Winkler, a middle school teacher, for 28 years. They have two children, Tres, a graduate of Bridgewater College and Seth, who is currently a junior in the engineering program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
“I am truly honored to be selected to serve Fluvanna as the Superintendent. I look forward to working with such a wonderful, dedicated staff as we continue our journey to assure all of our children succeed. I am very appreciative of the tremendous amount of support that I have received from the faculty, community and School Board,” stated Mr. Chuck Winkler.