Cape Henlopen School District recognized the 30-year career of Supervisor of Special Programs/Education Jeff Conrad at the July 14 school board meeting.
Conrad retired after 22 years with the district, in which he also served terms as an administrator at Shields Elementary, Cape High’s ninth-grade campus and at Sussex Consortium. He was named the state Special Education Director of the Year in 2018-19.
Before joining Cape, Conrad worked at Sussex Technical High School for six years, serving as a special education teacher, adult education teacher, soccer coach and class advisor. He also served as department chair and special education coordinator.
In 1998, Conrad was named assistant principal at Milford Middle School before moving to the Consortium in 2000. Throughout his career, Conrad also served as a university adjunct teacher at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and as an active participant on various Delaware Department of Education committees.
“In my 43 combined years of state and federal/military service, my 22 years with the Cape Henlopen School District have been the most rewarding of my professional career,” Conrad said. “The most impactful investment we can make in the future is to devote our time, energy and resources in support of our children and the everyday heroes working in our schools. I have been extremely fortunate to live in the Cape community and serve in the Cape Henlopen School District where the needs of our children always come first.”
Conrad holds a doctorate in educational leadership and innovation, a master’s degree in foreign service and national security studies, another master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in special education and psychology.
In presenting Conrad with a plaque recognizing his many years of service, Cape Assistant Superintendent Jenny Nauman said, “His knowledge and expertise will certainly be missed.”