Dr. Daniel P. Hornick has served as Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools since July 1, 2022.
Since assuming this role, Dr. Hornick has been focused on establishing trusting relationships, building positive culture, providing students access to rigorous and relevant instructional experiences, and enhancing CTE career pathways. Recently, Dr. Hornick led OCPS through the strategic planning process, which was rooted in community involvement. The 2023-2028 OCPS Strategic Plan is a comprehensive document that demonstrates a commitment to open communication, safe and secure learning environments, and academic excellence.
Before moving to Orange County Public Schools, Dr. Hornick was a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Stafford County. During his tenure as principal, North Stafford High School was recognized as a Distinguished High School by Project Lead the Way and a Platinum School of Distinction by Jostens in both 2021 and 2022. Additionally, North Stafford High School received a Jostens Renny Award in 2021 and a VDOE Continuous Improvement Award in 2020. Dr. Hornick earned a bachelor’s degree from Lebanon Valley College, a master’s degree from the University of Mary Washington, and a doctorate in education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Hornick and his wife, Stacy, and their two school-aged children reside in Orange County and enjoy being involved in school and community events.