• New Red Clay Superintendent to Begin March 21

    Dorrell Green to Take Over Reins at Delaware’s Largest School District


    Wilmington, DE: Longtime educator Dorrell Green will begin his tenure as the Red Clay Consolidated School District Superintendent of Schools on March 21, 2019.

    “I am honored by this opportunity to become the new superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District,” said Mr. Green. “I am excited to engage students, educators, families and the community to ensure we realize the district’s vision – as a leader in increasing achievement and improving outcomes for all students.”

    Mr. Green will first embark on a listening campaign, to hear directly from stakeholders throughout the district.

    “I am committed to learning more about how our mission and vision is being carried out in Red Clay schools,” he said. “These are promising times and I embrace the opportunity to lead the largest school district in Delaware.”

    In addition to attending already-scheduled events at many of the district’s 32 schools and programs during the busy spring season, Mr. Green plans to schedule two Town Hall meetings, and several informal meetings at local coffee shops to introduce himself to the Red Clay community. Those dates and times will be made public shortly.  

    The events are part of his structured plan to gather information as he transitions into the role of superintendent. Mr. Green said he plans to meet with a myriad of Red Clay stakeholders, analyze student performance data and past reform policies, study the current strategic plan and district policies, among other steps.

     “I look forward to this opportunity to listen, learn, and partner with people throughout the Red Clay community,” he said. “Together, we can increase educational opportunities for all Red Clay students to succeed in school and beyond!”

    Mr. Green said the process of getting to learn all about Red Clay began during the district’s four-month search process to replace former Superintendent Merv Daugherty.

    “I am thankful for the transparent hiring process that our community participated in led by the school board,” he said. “As a result of this process, I was able to engage stakeholders, understand the strategic plan, and begin listening to voices of our community.  Red Clay is experiencing success on many levels.  I want to strengthen and build on the strong foundation the community has helped to establish.”

    School Board President Catherine Thompson said the district and community are excited for Mr. Green to begin his work in Red Clay. “We warmly welcome Mr. Green to the Red Clay school district, and we are excited to work together to build upon the district’s strengths, address our challenges and continue to move the district forward,” she said.