Photo: Dr. Daniel Curry

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. — Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Daniel Curry announced at the board of education’s November 11 meeting that he intends to conclude his time leading the system at the end of the 2021-2022 year when his four-year contract is set to expire.

Curry announced his intentions early, so the board gets a head start on finding his replacement. Additionally, he clarified that this idea is not new. He has spent so much time in education that he feels like he needs a change.

“I wanted them to have time to do a proper search for the next superintendent. At the end of the school year, I will have 48 years in education. It’s time I try something new,” Curry said.

Following his announcement, the board thanked him for his service, and they explained the process for appointing a new superintendent.

“To assist us in finding a replacement for Dr. Curry, the superintendent search process will be conducted over the next six to seven months,” Board member Inez Claggett said. “Part of the process will develop a plan for stakeholder input. Our goal would be to obtain the service of an exceptionally skilled leader and help us to ensure we have a school system where every child is afforded an equitable opportunity to succeed.”

Curry, originally from West Virginia, had served as superintendent of three counties there over 15 years. Curry became superintendent in Calvert County in 2014 and was named the “Superintendent of the Year” in 2020 by the Public School Superintendents’ Association of Maryland.

The board of education has said they are looking to have a replacement for Curry by next July.

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