About the Superintendent
David G. Melton, Ed. D.
Division Superintendent of Schools
Fredericksburg City Public Schools is pleased to have Dr. David G. Melton as the Division Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Melton is an experienced leader in the field of education having worked in various administrative capacities throughout his career. Dr. Melton began his tenure in Fredericksburg City Public Schools in July 2007. Prior to that time, he served as Division Superintendent of Schools in Louisa County, Virginia for nine years. In each of these positions, Dr. Melton has been responsible for leading the school divisions in all areas including instruction and curriculum, budget and finance, and personnel as well as a myriad of other programs within the schools. Before becoming a Division Superintendent, Dr. Melton served as an Associate Superintendent, a high school principal, and an assistant principal. Dr. Melton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bridgewater College, a Master’s Degree in School Administration from James Madison University, and a Doctorate of Education Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is an advocate for the Effective Schools Program which was founded by Dr. Larry Lezotte. Dr. Melton is a strong supporter for professional development opportunities and was selected to receive the Professional Development Award given by the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals in 2008. In addition, Dr. Melton serves as an adjunct professor for Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Mary Washington and has presented at the local, state, and national levels on a variety of educational topics.
On a personal note, Dr. Melton and his wife, Bonni, reside in Fredericksburg. Bonni is employed by Spotsylvania County Public Schools. They have one son, Zack, who graduated from Louisa County High School and is currently serving in the United States Army. Zack is stationed at Fort Collins, Colorado.