Community Superintendent

Mr. Todd Curkendall

Todd Curkendall

Phone:  910-451-2461

Community Superintendent Office

855 Stone Street
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547

NC-Camp Lejeune Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Harriet Hunter-Boykin

Dr. Hunter-Boykin, a native of Suffolk, VA, has more than 30 years experience in the education field as both a teacher and administrator. For the past five years, she has served as Assistant Superintendent for the Camp Lejeune/Fort Bragg schools. Before coming to North Carolina in 2009, she served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Heidelberg District, Heidelberg, Germany.  She was a principal/assistant principal in three schools in DoDDS Europe.  Before becoming an administrator, she was a Site Team Leader with the "Framework for School Improvement Support" program and was assigned to Schweinfurt Middle and Bad Kissingen Elementary schools, both in the Bavaria District in Germany. She also worked at DoDEA headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Before coming to DoDEA, she was an Associate Professor of Secondary Education at The George Washington University, Department of Teacher Preparation and Special Education, and an Assistant Professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  As a teacher trainer, at both universities, she prepared beginning teachers to assume their places in molding young minds that shape and determine the future of our society.  In addition to her many years of university experience, she was a junior and senior high school mathematics teacher for eleven years in the Washington, D.C. public schools. 

Her career has encompassed an interesting combination of professional and community consultancies to include serving as the Project Director for the Quality Education for Minorities Network's Annenberg/CPB Minority Teacher Leadership Corp.  Through this project, she provided training and other educational experiences for minority teachers who endeavored to provide the best and most relevant education possible for children in urban centers.  Because of her commitment to children in need, she provided tutorial services for children in foster care in Washington, D.C.  She also coordinated and tutored in the Extended Day Program at Schweinfurt Middle School where she worked with children who needed support in reading and mathematics.  She believes that her abilities and willingness to work with the whole child resulted in children with high self esteem motivated to reach their full potential.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, for six years (1993-99), Dr. Hunter-Boykin served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.  She also served on the Board of Advisors for the Teaching Professions Program at Coolidge High School in Washington, DC.  Her work within the military and civilian communities has strengthened her resolve to help raise the achievement levels of all students. 

Dr. Hunter-Boykin's quest for knowledge and determination to share it has resulted in her having published several articles in national educational journals to include The Journal of Negro Education, Teacher Education Quarterly, Journal of Psychology as well as co-authored a mathematics manual published by Ginn Press.  She continues to write articles and technical reports about her work with children around the world. 

Dr. Hunter-Boykin earned a Doctorate of Education degree with a major in Educational Administration and Curriculum from George Washington University, School of Education and Human Development, Washington, D.C.  While teaching in Washington, D.C., she earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of the District of Columbia.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Education from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia.  Advanced Graduate Study has been pursued at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA., Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, and the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.