Meet Harlan's Administrative Team

  • Greetings!  My name is Douglas Cuffy, and I am entering my second year with Harlan Elementary!  I have been a school administrator for 7 years now after spending my first 6 years in education as an elementary and middle school math teacher.  All 13 years in education have been dedicated to making a difference here in the city of Wilmington, DE.  My focus is to continue to help build a safe, caring, academically nurturing environment for our kids.  Explicitly teaching mindfulness techniques, restorative practices and communication skills have allowed for our students to own the climate of our school.  I believe in establishing a warm, caring, safe environment in order for academic achievement to shine through.  My hopes are that by greeting every student and staff member each day with an encouraging smile, we will continue to learn and thrive together as a family!