The Red Clay Consolidated School District community will be in shock over this. Superintendent Merv Daugherty will be resigning as of November 1st. A tweet sent out this morning indicated he will be accepting a position out of stated.
Daugherty has been with Red Clay a long time, from July, 2009 to the present. He saw the district through the dreaded Race To The Top years, priority schools, the rise of educational technology, and the strange new era of competency-based education and personalized learning.
Daugherty was the Delaware Superintendent of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year.
The Red Clay board will have to get moving now if they want to find a new Superintendent by the time Merv retires. Most Superintendent searches can take a good 5-6 months. This gives them less than 3 months.
I wish Merv all the best in his retirement. I’ve dealt with him many times and he would respond to me in a timely fashion. Good luck Merv!
Updated, 9:43am: Red Clay just announced the following on their Facebook account-
The Red Clay Board of Education will meet in executive session on Aug. 28, 2018 to discuss naming an interim superintendent, engaging a search firm to assist and guide the board in moving forward and the process the district will use in its search for Dr. Daugherty’s replacement. Details will be released shortly thereafter.
Updated, 9:48am: Red Clay sent out the following press release about Daugherty’s resignation-