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Christina School District Board of Education Announces New Superintendent

Dr. Dan Shelton  PRESS RELEASE

Shelton is Coming Home: Christina School District has named longtime educator Dan Shelton as its next superintendent


June 4, 2020 – Dr. Dan Shelton was approved tonight at Christina School District’s Board of Education meeting as the next superintendent of schools. The appointment will take effect on July 1. Shelton brings more than 22 years of experience as an educator and administrator, most recently as Superintendent for the Capital School District since 2015.

His selection as superintendent culminates an extensive search following the announcement that Mr. Richard Gregg would retire at the end of the current school year. Gregg has served as superintendent since 2017.

“Dr. Shelton is an ideal choice. We are fortunate to have such an experienced candidate lead our team,” said Dr. Meredith Griffin, President of the Board of Education. “His enthusiasm and emphasis on student success, building strong community relationships and responsible financial management, fit perfectly with what we hope to accomplish for the future of our district.” 

This selection raises an already familiar face – Shelton, who grew up in the Newark, Delaware area, and has a family history of commitment to Christina; his parents and grandfather, all graduated from Newark High School. His children currently attend Maclary Elementary School in Newark.

“I am so excited to be coming home to the Christina School District,” said Shelton. “There is a tremendous amount of work to be done to retain, rebuild and restore Christina School District. I look forward to reconnecting with colleagues I have worked with before and building a leadership team that will help guide our students and staff in making Christina a destination district.”

Shelton has held many leadership roles within Christina. Early in his career, he worked as an educator in our city schools at Drew-Pyle and Bayard. Later, he served as school leader at Gallaher, Maclary, Christina Early Education Center, Smith, and Kirk.

Dr. Dan Shelton has earned several degrees from the University of Delaware, including Bachelor of Science, Masters of Education, and Doctor of Education.  


About Christina School District

The Christina School District (CSD) is a Delaware public school system, serving more than 14,400 students and employing 2,600 people in New Castle County. The district currently serves the City of Newark and its surrounding suburban areas as well as a portion of the City of Wilmington. For additional ways to support CSD, visit