Mr. Curkendall is the Community Superintendent for the Camp Lejeune Community Schools, Mid-Atlantic District of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). He came to North Carolina from Kentucky, where he served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Kentucky District, prior to the Restructuring for Student Achievement (RSA) in 2016.
Mr. Curkendall began his career with DoDEA in 1992 as a middle school teacher at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served there as an administrator at the elementary, middle and high school levels, before being named as the Superintendent of the Fort Knox Community Schools in 2011.
A native of Parkersburg, WV, Mr. Curkendall has been an educator since 1984. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Morehead State University and his Master of Arts Degree from Austin Peay State University. He earned his Rank I in Educational Leadership from Western Kentucky University.