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Leadership & Organization

Meet the executive team and view the CHCCS Org Chart.
Jim Causby
Jim Causby, Interim Superintendent
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Dr. Jim Causby has been in education for more than three decades, enjoying a long and successful career, including 27 years as superintendent in four North Carolina districts. Dr. Causby joined CHCCS in August 2016 as interim superintendent as the Board of Education conducts a national search for the district's next superintendent. Dr. Causby is semi-retired and works as an education and marketing consultant. He has been both a teacher and coach at the beginning of his career, moving to principal and then into central office administration before becoming a superintendent. He was a superintendent in Swain County Schools for 11 years, Polk County schools for five years, and Johnston County Schools for 10 years. He has also served as interim superintendent of Hickory City Schools in 2011. From 2004-2013, Dr. Causby led two statewide organizations, executive director of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) and executive director of the North Carolina School Superintendents Association (NCSSA). Dr. Causby has been named North Carolina Superintendent of the Year three times and was named to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina's highest civilian award. Dr. Causby holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University, an education specialists degree from Appalachian State University and a doctorate in Education Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Rydell Harrison
Rydell Harrison, Interim Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services
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Dr. Rydell Harrison was named the interim assistant superintendent in July 2016. He has been with CHCCS since 2014, when he was hired as the principal at Phillips Middle School. In 2015, Dr. Harrison was named the executive director of professional development and Project ADVANCE. Prior to joining CHCCS, he worked for 19 years in education, starting as a music teacher before becoming a principal and administrator. He has taught in Guilford County Schools in North Carolina and in schools in New Jersey. Dr. Harrison holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Rutgers University and a master's degree in Divinity from Duke University. He also holds a master's degree in School Administration, as well as a education specialists degree and a doctorate degree in School Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Todd LoFrese
Todd LoFrese, Assistant Superintendent, Support Services
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Dr. Todd LoFrese joined the district in 2008 after serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Watertown Public Schools in Connecticut from 2003-2008. In his previous role, he was responsible for human resources, facilities, technology, child nutrition and transportation. LoFrese hold a bachelor of science degree in economics from Cornell University. He earned an MBA from Baker College and a certificate of education administration from Sacred Heart University. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. LoFrese lives in Carrboro with his wife, Gretchen, and two children, Elizabeth and Chris.
Tom Forcella
Daniel Curry-Corcoran, Chief Technology Officer
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Dr. Daniel Curry-Corcoran joined CHCCS in June 2015 as the district's second Chief Technology Officer. His exposure in K-12 education highlights a diverse record of success in technology administration, strategic planning, program management, and process improvement. Before coming to CHCCS, Daniel was responsible for the the long-term visioning and short-term strategic planning as the Executive Director of Technology and Accountability for Newport News Public Schools. Daniel started his career as a high school English teacher, but has also served as Title I Evaluation Specialist and Coordinator of Student Assessment for Montgomery County Schools, Maryland. Daniel holds a B.A. in English Education from Old Dominion University and a MEd and PhD degree in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia. His research interests have focused on developing strategic evaluation plans, creating innovative tools to leverage student academic data, measuring the effectiveness of teacher and technology training programs, and developing hand-held augmented reality curriculum.

Jeff Nash, Executive Director for Community Relations
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Jeff Nash is no stranger to the Triangle. After nearly 19 years with the Wake County Public School System and two more years with Durham Public Schools, Nash joined the CHCCS team in October of 2012. His experience includes service as a teacher, coach, department chair, school administrator and central office administrator. He is also known locally for his role in hosting educational television shows “The School Connection” and “Full Circle.” He is the Past-President of the North Carolina School Public Relations Association and also served as Southeast Regional Vice President of the National School Public Relations Association. A native of Niagara Falls, New York, Nash earned his Bachelor of Science from Buffalo State College and his Master of Education from North Carolina State University. His book “Rock ‘n Roll Customer Service” was published in 2009.