"I am elated and extremely honored to be appointed the 25th superintendent of Fredericksburg City Public Schools. As a team and with hard work, diligence, perseverance, effort and a sense of urgency, we will provide all students of FCPS the best educational opportunities possible.” - Dr. Marceline Catlett
Dr. Marceline Catlett is the 25th Division Superintendent of Fredericksburg City Public Schools. She is a veteran educator with 39 years of experience at Fredericksburg City Public Schools. Dr. Catlett's passion for children and education began at an early age. As a student attending FCPS she held leadership roles in student council and other clubs. After attending grades 1-12 at FCPS, she attended Virginia State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. She went on to earn a Master's of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. After earning Postgraduate Certificates from Oxford University, Harvard University, and Howard University, Dr. Catlett earned a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Dr. Catlett's career with Fredericksburg City Public Schools began in 1981 at Walker-Grant Middle School where she worked as a sixth grade teacher. She moved into school administration in 1990 serving as an Administrative Assistant. Dr. Catlett has built a legacy at FCPS having held varied leadership positions over the years including serving as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel, as well as being named Deputy Superintendent in 2012. Her motto - "Moving forward and upward. Leading at the speed of change". She brings high personal integrity, motivation, and creativity to the school system.
Highly lauded as a servant leader, she has been recognized for her notable achievements in education, leadership, and community service. Awards include the 2018 Hugh Mercer Elementary School African American Community Award, the Women Education Leaders in Virginia 2017 Spirit Award, the 2017 Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2015 EXCEL Award in Education Women in Worship Ministries, the 2011 Fredericksburg Regional Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Washington Area Outstanding Service to Youth Award, and many others.
Dr. Catlett serves on many boards throughout the Fredericksburg region including Smart Beginnings, Mary Washington Healthcare, UMW's Community Advisory Committee on Diversity, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Fredericksburg Area Youth Development Foundation Sunshine Ballpark, the Boys & Girl's Club of the Greater Washington Area, as well as the Rappahannock Area American Red Cross.