Red Clay Consolidated School District

Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Profile



In March of 2009 Merv Daugherty was appointed the Superintendent of Schools for the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Delaware.  Before accepting the current position as Superintendent Dr. Daugherty served as Assistant Superintendent for Academics and Director with the Red Clay Consolidated School, and as principal of H.B. du Pont Middle School for four years.


Merv Daugherty earned his Doctorate in Leadership in Education from Wilmington University in 2007. He received his Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from Salisbury University and his undergraduate degree in education from Frostburg State College.


Prior to coming to Delaware in 2000, Dr. Daugherty held administrative positions in Queen Anne’s and Caroline County in Maryland. During his sixteen years with Queen Anne’s County he served as a teacher at QACHS, coached football for fourteen years, coached basketball (head coach ten years), tennis coach for two years, and athletic director.


During Dr. Daugherty’s educational career he has served on state testing committees, advisory teams, technology advisor, coordinated interventions and awareness school programs, and helped to develop after school programs for students. He has also developed programs to help students develop problem solving techniques and leadership skills. Most recently, Dr. Daugherty has work with the Latin American Community Center and the Hilltop Lutheran Center to develop partnerships and programs to provide academic assistance for students. He developed the Best Men Program to promote academics and character building skills for middle school boys. He is currently working with the City of Wilmington on a partnership to develop an effective drop-out prevention program for secondary students and early childhood programs.


He has been married for thirty-five years to his wife Kimberly and has two children.


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