• "The program has helped us make strategic decisions that will make a real difference for kids."

    Darwin Stiffler — District One Superintendent, Yuma, Arizona

    "My team went back 'on fire' with a rebirth of insight and enthusiasm for the work."

    Brad Smith — Superintendent, Ogden, Utah

    "I've never felt success before, and now I know what it feels like."

    A Third Grader — Ogden, Utah

    “I can sum up my experience with the Darden/Curry UVA Turnaround Program as simply sensational. It has provided the expectation, direction and education that has led us to a greater good for our children and schools. I wish the program could be extended from the single fact that it has made a difference for our schools.”

    Wayne Trottier Jr. — Superintendent of Schools, Fort Totten, North Dakota School District No. 30

    “The University of Virginia Darden/Curry experience has been the best leadership development program I have had the privilege to attend in my 35 years in education.”

    Robert S. (Steve) Brown — Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Operations, Ector County ISD, Odessa, Texas

    “Dynamic, intense, engaging, challenging. The people involved in this program, both individually and collectively, are valuable assets to turning around our schools. They are willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm to help make the future of our nation brighter through the success of educating our children.” 

    Sandra K. Hooker — Reading Specialist, Caruthersville Middle School, Caruthersville, Missouri