S. John Davis

Spear John "Jack" Davis (October 9, 1928 – November 22, 2009) was the superintendent of the Fairfax County Public Schools system from 1970 to 1979.

Davis was the first principal at West Springfield High School.[1]

Davis was not at WSHS for long. In December 1967, Davis was appointed superintendent of Area II in the newly-decentralized FCPS system.[2]

In May 1979, Davis was appointed state Superintendent of Public Instruction by Governor John N. Dalton.[3]


  1. Chandler, Michael Alison. "S. John 'Jack' Davis, 81; Schools Chief for Fairfax, Va., State of Virginia." The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company, 16 Dec. 2009. Web. 2 Feb. 2018.
  2. "2 Educators Get Fairfax School Posts." Evening Star, 6 Dec. 1967, Three Star NIGHT FINAL, p. 68. NewsBank. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.
  3. Sanders, Tonya. "S. John Davis Named to Top Va. School Post." Evening Star, 19 May 1979, SATURDAY MORNING FINAL, p. 29. NewsBank. Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.
Preceded by
Lawrence M. Watts
Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools
1970 – 1979
Succeeded by
L. Linton Deck, Jr.