Marcy Kneale

Marcy Kneale

Assistant Superintendent (Interim), Department of Strategy, Planning and Learning

Marcy Kneale was named assistant superintendent (interim) for the Department of Strategy, Planning and Learning in July 2023, after serving as the executive director for the Office of the Superintendent.

Kneale has led several system-wide initiatives, including championing the development of the new strategic plan, creation of a virtual program to serve students during the pandemic, expansion of STEM and dual enrollment programming for students, and the division-wide adoption of the national standards for school counseling. 

Kneale began her career in FCPS in 2001 as a school counselor at Westfield High School. She then served on the inaugural staff of South County Secondary School before being selected as an administrative intern with the LEAD Fairfax program.

In 2007, she was named the Director of Student Services for Fairfax High School where she led her team to national recognition, becoming one of the first schools in FCPS to earn the prestigious RAMP designation. Under her leadership, the school expanded academic, postsecondary, and mental health resources for students, including student internship opportunities and universal depression screening.  

In 2014, she was named the director for the FCPS Office of Counseling, College and Career Readiness.

Kneale has co-authored multiple publications, served as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and was recognized as the Virginia School Counseling Supervisor of the Year.

Kneale earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from James Madison University, a master’s of education in school counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her administrative endorsement through the accelerated certification cohort program with the University of Virginia. In 2022, she completed the Aspiring Superintendents Program with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.