CLIFFORD DAUGHERTY, EdD
Valley Christian Schools President
Bio: Dr. Clifford Daugherty joined Valley Christian Schools as President/Superintendent in July of 1986. Under his leadership, enrollment has more than tripled and permanent facilities were constructed for three separate schools on two campuses. Today the cost to acquire the lands and build these facilities would exceed $200 million. He is the founder of Neighborhood Christian Preschools, the Christian Schools Association of Santa Clara County, and the Quest Institute for Quality Education. He also served as the founding principal of Los Altos Christian Schools. Dr. Daugherty received his BS in English Literature, and a BS in Bible and Theology from Bethany University, an MA in Public School Administration from San Jose State University, and his EdD in Private School Administration and Special Education from the University of San Francisco. He holds lifetime California and ACSI Teaching and Administrative credentials. His book Quest for Excellence, published in 2006, tells the story of Valley Christian Schools’ miraculous development and the sequel, The Quest Continues, was published in 2015. His children’s book, Fly with Your Dreams, was published in 2012. Dr. Daugherty and his wife, Kris, live in Morgan Hill, California. They have two children and six grandchildren.
2016 National Blue Ribbon School