Terry DeCarbo 

Instructional Superintendent for Cluster X

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Mr. Terry DeCarbo is the Instructional Superintendent for Cluster X, where he supports principals and staff in alternative high schools and programs.

Professional Experience

Mr. DeCarbo has been involved in education since 1982, when he began his career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a teacher.  Mr. DeCarbo spent four years as the principal of the Wayland School in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to Virginia in 1991, where he was appointed principal of PACE East School in Prince William County.  

Since then, he has also been appointed principal of Independent Hill School (2003), Ann Ludwig School (2004), and Project REBOUND, effectively supervising all four schools during the 2010-2011 school year. 

Mr. DeCarbo has received numerous awards associated with school administration, including the following: Outstanding Staff Award for Prince William County; Principal of the Year for Prince William County; and the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. In sum, Mr. DeCarbo has spent 23 years as a special education/alternative school principal, and 30 years in the field of education. 


Mr. DeCarbo holds a master’s degree from Slippery Rock University and a Bachelor of Science from Duquesne University. He also received his endorsement in administration/supervision from Arizona State University.  

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