James F. Lane, Ed.D.
Chesterfield County Public Schools
James Lane became superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools, one of the largest 100 school divisions in the nation, on July 1, 2016. Previously, he was superintendent of Goochland County Public Schools, where he collaborated with the Goochland community to create an innovative strategic plan focused on maximizing the potential of every student by personalizing the learning experience and infusing technology for every student to allow for anywhere, anytime learning.
Dr. Lane has been recognized by the White House for his innovative instructional programs, and his previous district won national recognition with the 2015 Flashlight Award for District Data Use for creating a balanced and authentic assessment system. Dr. Lane was named Virginia’s Superintendent of the Year in 2016 and was also honored as a Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association. He was recognized by Style Weekly in 2014 as one of Richmond region’s Top 40 Under 40 and was named the 2016 Education Innovator of the Year by the Richmond Technology Council.
Dr. Lane holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of School Administration degree from North Carolina State University and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children.