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Dr. Melody Sheppard

Division Superintendent

On July 1, 2021, Shenandoah County Public Schools welcomed Dr. Melody Sheppard as division superintendent.

Dr. Sheppard has over 23 years of experience as a school administrator. She started her educational leadership career as a director of technology, in which she established the technology infrastructure to ensure reliable, high-speed internet connectivity was available. Dr. Sheppard served as the director of career and technical education and principal of Blue Ridge Technical Center for four years. For the last eight years, she has served as assistant superintendent for administration. During her tenure as assistant superintendent, she served as interim superintendent for nine months. As assistant superintendent for administration, Dr. Sheppard facilitated the renovation of two elementary schools, a non-traditional school, and the building of a new middle school. Dr. Sheppard has experience in organizational and instructional improvement.

Dr. Sheppard earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership through the University of Virginia. She holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology in business education.

Dr. Sheppard and her husband, Dana, have two children, Jacob and Cierra.

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According to Policy GBA/JFHA, the SCPS School Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. In accordance with the law, the Board prohibits discrimination and harassment against students, employees, or others on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law or based on a belief that such characteristic exists, hereinafter referred to as a protected group status, at school or any school sponsored activity. Any student or school personnel who believes he or she has been the victim of or has witnessed discrimination or harassment by a student, school personnel or a third party should report the alleged incident to one of the compliance officers or to any school personnel. The Title IX Compliance Officers to contact regarding compliance issues associated with this discrimination and harassment policy are:
Dr. David Hinegardner, Asst Superintendent of Administrative Services and Strategic Planning, (540) 459-6708, email - or Ms. Linda C. Hodges, Director of Human Resources, (540) 459-6743, email -
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