Dr. Daugherty is in his ninth year with the district. He has previously served as assistant superintendent of academics and as director of instruction and professional development for the district as well as principal of H.B. du Pont Middle School.
"I welcome this extremely important opportunity to serve the students, parents and employees of the Red Clay community," Dr. Daugherty said. "Red Clay has been a model for innovation and diversity throughout the state and the region and I look forward to continuing – and building upon – our excellent system of schools."
Before joining Red Clay, Dr. Daugherty served as a secondary school principal in two Maryland school districts and also taught history and government for grades 9-11 for 14 years.
During Dr. Daugherty’s educational career, he has served on state testing committees and advisory teams, has been a technology advisor and a coordinator for interventions and awareness programs, and has helped to develop after-school programs for students.
He has also created programs to help students develop problem solving techniques and leadership skills. Dr. Daugherty has been a speaker/presenter at national and state conferences for instruction, student motivation and incentives programs. He has also worked with the Youth of Christ Program and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2001, Dr. Daugherty traveled to Japan with Delaware students in the Myagi-Delaware Educational Exchange Program.
Most recently, Dr. Daugherty has worked with the Latin American Community Center and the Hilltop Lutheran Center in Wilmington to develop partnerships and programs to provide academic assistance for students. He implemented the "Best Men" Program to promote academics and character building skills for middle school boys. He has also assisted with the drop-out prevention program, a collaboration between the City of Wilmington and Red Clay.
During his teaching career Dr. Daugherty coached boys' lacrosse in addition to boys' basketball and football at the high school level. He also worked with youth sports in lacrosse and soccer and served as a high school athletic director.
He earned his Doctorate of Education from Wilmington University in 2007, his Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from Salisbury State University in 1983 and his B.S. Degree in Social Science from Frostburg State University in 1977.
Dr. Daugherty and his wife Kimberly have been married for 31 years and they have two children. He is a member of Immanuel Church in Wilmington.
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