Huntington Schools find new superintendent
Huntington County Community Schools took only four weeks to fill a superintendent vacancy, and chances are students and staff know the new leader : longtime teacher and administrator Charles Daugherty.
Daugherty, who uses the nickname Chad, said he is excited for the opportunity.
“Being in the district for the past 23 years, I have had the pleasure of working with talented and dedicated employees who truly work to do what’s best for our students,” Daugherty said in a statement Tuesday.
“We understand there will be challenges to overcome,” he continued, “but by working together, we hope to transform those challenges into opportunities and growth for our district.”
Daugherty previously served as a high school teacher, baseball coach, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, according to a news release.
“We recognize Chad for his over 20 years of hard work and dedication, and we look forward to his continued service to the HCCSC community,” Matt Roth, school board president, said in a statement.
The district’s previous superintendent, Randy Harris, resigned May 1 after nearly four years on the job.
A specific reason wasn’t publicly provided, but the board has said Harris and the board agreed it was in the interest of both parties.
Roth previously told The Journal Gazette that Harris left on good terms. A public records request revealed Roth wrote Harris a letter of recommendation upon his departure.
In his resignation letter, Harris thanked district personnel and said it was a privilege to serve the community.
“The people I have met and worked with during this time will hold many good and special memories for the remainder of my life,” Harris said.