Dr. Daniel Curry, Superintendent of Schools in the Lake Forest School District, has been elected Delaware’s superintendent of the year for 2011 by the Delaware Chief State School Officers.


Dr. Daniel Curry, Superintendent of Schools in the Lake Forest School District, has been elected Delaware’s superintendent of the year for 2011 by the Delaware Chief State School Officers.

Following a nation-wide search Curry was appointed superintendent of Lake Forest School District in 2003. He came to Delaware with 26 years of experience in public school administration in West Virginia and was a county school superintendent in his home state for 15 years, the most recent being Wood County (Parkersburg) with 15,000 students.

In the last seven years in Lake Forest School District he has led the passage of two referenda that resulted in the building of the new South Elementary in Harrington and major renovations at W.T. Chipman Middle School and Lake Forest High School.

Under his leadership, the Lake Forest administrative team  participated in the Executive Leadership Academy at Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and district-wide implementation of Learning Focused Strategies, a research-based training program for all teachers. Lake Forest boasts one National Blue Ribbon School, three schools ranked superior by the Delaware Department of Education and three schools enrolled in the Vision 2015 Network.

He is an active member of the community. Curry is a charter member of the Harrington-Felton-Greenwood Rotary Club, past chair of the Delaware Foundation for Science and Math Education and serves on the executive board of the Blood Bank of Delmarva. He and his wife, Carolyn, attend the Felton United Methodist Church.

His wife is chief of staff and vice president for Institutional Advancement at Delaware State University.

His son Jarrod, 27, teaches English in Jazan, Saudi Arabia and his daughter, Betsy, 25, soon will return to the United States following three years in the Peace Corps in Paraguay.