Deputy Superintendent for Operations

Deputy Superintendent for Operations


Al Ciarochi
Operations Division
919-967-8211 x28228

Al Ciarochi joined CHCCS in July of 2022 as Deputy Superintendent for Operations, a role that includes direct oversight of Capital and Facilities, Child Nutrition, Safe Schools, Sustainability, Technology, and Transportation. 

Ciarochi joined CHCCS from Virginia, where he enjoyed a 30-year career in public education, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS). His role in PWCPS included directing daily school operations at 97 schools, and oversight of a $243 million operating budget and five-year Capital Improvement Plan.

Prior to PWCPS, Ciarochi served as assistant superintendent of operations for Henrico County Public Schools, Va., (HCPS) from 2013-2019. His duties were similar to those at PWCPS and included the development of a comprehensive safety audit plan and process, as well as collaboration with local public safety, risk management, and emergency management officials. 

Ciarochi began his educational career as a teacher in HCPS in 1992, and over the following decades, he held positions of increasingly greater responsibility as assistant principal, principal and director of construction and maintenance in HCPS.

Ciarochi received his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University and his Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is licensed as a Division Superintendent for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina. Al and his wife, Diana, are the proud parents of two children.