Superintendent Search

Bedford County School Board is excited to announce Mr. William F. Dupere as the new Superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools. Mr. Dupere is a dedicated educator with a career spanning over 4 decades, beginning in 1981. With extensive experience in both private and public administration, Mr. Dupere has demonstrated a commitment to fostering academic excellence and student development. Prior to residing in Bedford County, Mr. Dupere served as Headmaster of Berean Christian School in Palm Beach, Florida for 14 years.

Mr. Dupere has a comprehensive background in school operations, including administration, personnel management, budgeting, student services, professional development, facility construction and management, as well as campus safety and security. This extensive experience ensures that the school
environment is conducive to learning and growth for all students.

Mr. Dupere earned his B.S. in Physical Education from The King’s College, a M.A. in Health and Physical Education from Rowan University, and his M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lynn University.

Outside of professional achievements, Mr. Dupere is married, a proud parent of two adult sons, and a grandparent to five grandchildren reflecting the importance of family values in his life and work.

Mr. Marcus Hill, Chairman of Bedford County School Board stated, “One of the Superintendent search survey comments stated, ‘A servant leader would be a perfect fit for our district.’ I am confident that we’ve found our servant leader.”

Mr. Dupere is eager to meet the Bedford County Community. We will be sharing soon about how he plans to get to know you better. Mr. Dupere will assume his new position with Bedford County Public Schools on July 1, 2024.

Any questions or comments, please contact Kristen Borak, Coordinator of Communications and Community Engagement, at [email protected].

Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent Search - UpdateATION PROCESS NOW CLOSED

Invitation to apply for Superintendent of Schools
The application process will be open through April
Closing May 1, 2024 - the acceptance of applications has closed.

Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent Search - Search


The Bedford County School Board announced Thursday, February 8, 2024, the timeline for hiring a new superintendent to join them in providing equal opportunities for all students to think critically, collaborate, create, communicate, and become productive citizens.  Surveys and Town Hall meetings will be available for all stakeholders to share their vision with the School Board starting on Monday, February 26. The School Board will incorporate the ideas shared by our students, parents, teachers, staff, and community to define the leadership characteristics and qualifications of the next superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools.

Marcus Hill, School Board Chairman, stressed the significance of selecting the next superintendent, saying "this is one of the most important actions that the School Board has responsibility for.  The Superintendent sets the stage for the success of our school system.  We are looking for someone special to lead one of the best school divisions in Virginia.  We look forward to this process and the search for our next Superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools."

Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent Search - Survey

Take the Survey

The Bedford County School Board values your input in determining the qualities that are important as we search for our next superintendent. As the first steps in the search process, we need your thoughtful and candid input to ensure that the voice of the community is part of our search to find the best superintendent for BCPS.

Please take five (5) minutes to complete this survey to share your input in the superintendent search process.  After interviewing finalists this spring, we anticipate finalizing the selection of the new superintendent by late May to early June 2024.

Thank you for your participation in this important survey!
Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent Search - Timeline


The process for searching for a new superintendent includes opportunities for stakeholder engagement, which include a public input survey, town halls, the selection of applicants, interviews, and the selection of a new superintendent.

Pictograph of the Timeline for BCPS Superintendent Search

If you are having trouble viewing the timeline, see the full timeline below or download an accessible version of the document


February 26, 2024 – March 19, 2024

Public Input Survey
All members of the public and staff are invited to take the survey

February 29, 2024: Liberty High School
March 5, 2024: Jefferson Forest High School 
March 19, 2024: Staunton River High School
Town Halls 
4:30 PM-8:00 PM
A meeting in each zone will be held for staff, community groups, and parents to offer input on qualities important to the profile of the superintendent . 

Week of March 25
School Board finalizes leadership profile

April 2024
Recruitment and submission of applications for superintendent

May 2024
Interview & Selection Process

Late May to Early June 2024
Anticipated Selection and Announcement

School Year 2024-2025
Meet the new Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent