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New Superintendent In Chesterfield

Dr. Merv Daugherty Comes From Delaware

August 23, 2018 - 3:06 pm

Chesterfield, Va. ( - The Chesterfield County School Board today unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Mervin B. Daugherty as the new Superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Dr. Daugherty’s appointment is effective November 1, so that he is able to start the new 2018-19 school year with his current school district.

A former Delaware Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Daugherty is currently Superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Delaware. Superintendent of Red Clay since 2009, he leads Delaware’s largest and most successful school division.

“This is an exciting time for Chesterfield County Public Schools,” School Board Chair John M. Erbach said. “During the last two years, we have made a number of enhancements to the teaching-and-learning process, creating a more engaging and authentic learning environment. We already are viewed as a leader in public education within Virginia and across our great country. We are on the cusp of being a world-class school division. We are excited about the skills that Dr. Daugherty brings to help us reach that next level of excellence in education.”

“I am honored to have been selected to lead one of the premier school divisions in Virginia,” Dr. Daugherty said. “Red Clay and Chesterfield County school divisions have a lot of similarities, and I look forward to transferring my knowledge and skills to serve the students, staff members and families of Chesterfield County Public Schools. I look forward to meeting residents, reviewing programs and helping take Chesterfield County Public Schools to the next level of excellence in education.”

The School Board conducted a three-month search using constituent feedback from a previous superintendent search.