David Gaston

'88, '90, '05, Superintendent, Charles City Public Schools

David W. Gaston has served as a classroom teacher, elementary, middle, and high school assistant principal and principal and central office administrator with the York County School Division, Hampton City Schools, and Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools for 24 years. He was named the Division Superintendent for Charles City Public Schools in Charles City, VA in July 2014 and prior to his appointment served WJCC Public Schools for 10 years. He began in WJCC Public Schools as the Principal of James River Elementary School (2004-2007) and Berkeley Middle School (2004-2011). He then served WJCC Public Schools in their Central Office Administration, where he spent almost four years as the Senior Director for Student Services and the Senior Director for Accountability, Quality and Innovation. Prior to serving as an elementary principal in Hampton City Schools, Dr. Gaston was an elementary and high school assistant principal, an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator, central office administrator and history and social studies teacher in York County Public Schools.
Dr. Gaston is an adjunct faculty member at the Darden School of Education at Old Dominion University, where he has facilitated undergraduate and graduate level courses in Educational Leadership Studies and Teaching and Learning for the past 10 years. His work in education also extends to training and consulting with the International Baccalaureate of the Americas (IBA). He has also worked with schools across the United States as an independent education consultant.
He holds B.A, M.A.Ed., and Ed.D. degrees from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and lives in Williamsburg, VA with his wife, Susan, and their two sons, John and Henry. He enjoys just about any outdoor activity, particularly cycling, running, hunting, snow skiing, and water sports.