By Outer Banks Voice on April 24, 2021
Currituck County Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Justin Durham as the new Currituck County High School principal, effective June 1. Coming to the district with 16 years of vast experience in education, Durham’s most recent public education service was in Danville, VA as the principal of O. Trent Bonner Middle School. Prior to his time in Virginia, Durham served as a high school assistant principal, before becoming a middle school principal in Georgia. In the classroom, Durham taught English Language Arts and Literature at the high school level.
Dr. Durham’s educational background begins with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Education from Paine College. Durham proceeded to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Cambridge College. Finally, in 2015, Durham earned a PhD in Educational Leadership from Capella University.
A school-based committee assisted with interviewing Dr. Durham, as well as multiple other candidates. Members of the committee included instructional staff from Currituck County High School, athletic staff, and a parent representative.
Dr. Durham’s educational experiences as a student-athlete, teacher, coach, and administrator serve as his compass for promoting quality educational opportunities for all young people.
Superintendent Dr. Lutz feels Durham will bring a team approach to Currituck County High School and will certainly “U-Knight” the Staff, Students, and the Community in the pursuit of Excellence.