Superintendent's Office

Dr. Deran R. Whitney
Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Deran R. Whitney

Thank you for visiting Suffolk Public Schools’ new and improved website.  We are pleased you are looking for more information about our school division.  Having served in the school division for more than 20 years, I am proud to serve as your superintendent.

In Suffolk Public Schools, we truly believe all students will become life-long learners equipped with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to succeed as productive citizens.  Our job is to ensure all 14,000+ students receive the support and resources necessary to be successful.

We are excited to introduce our new Strategic Plan with goals that belong to the entire Suffolk community. Many stakeholders played a key role in establishing these goals and we are anxious to refine and revisit our Strategic Plan to meet them.  Suffolk Public Schools goals are to:

  • Ensure all students demonstrate academic growth and acquire skills to become productive citizens
  • Ensure all students learn in a supportive, safe and nurturing environment
  • Maintain efficient, effective and accountable management of operations and resources
  • Attract, develop and retain high quality and diverse staff
  • Strengthen family engagement and community investment

We look forward to your involvement with Suffolk Public Schools as we move forward in preparing our students for the future.  We have accomplished much, yet much remains to be done.  With your help, we will continue to be successful.

We truly believe our motto: Every Child a Star...Together We Help Them Shine!

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To contact the Superintendent's Office, please call the School Administrative Offices at (757) 925-6750 or email him at


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