Durham named principal of Currituck High

By on April 24, 2021

(Currituck County High School)

Dr. Justin Durham

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.





  • Steve Railsback

    All the media in Durham’s town of Danville VA, as well as the school district, has been trumpeting his appointment as new principal of Bonner Middle School in Danville. He was approved as principal by the Danville Schools BOE on March 22nd. Who vetted this guy in Currituck and what is his deal? What is the deal here?

    Monday, Apr 26 @ 9:13 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Steve, your comment convinced us to make a few phone calls. According to the Danville VA. Schools Supt., Justin Durham had been give a contract that ran from the end of the March till the end of June of this year to replace a middle school principal who resigned. He had not be re-upped for the next school year in Danville because those contracts don’t go out until May 15. The Supt. also said Burton notified her he would be taking the job in Currituck, so she knew.

    Tuesday, Apr 27 @ 10:13 am
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