Message from Dr. Finch


    The DVUSD Bond and M&O Override have passed.

    We are extremely thankful to the voters in our community for their continued support and commitment to the students of Deer Valley.

    We are pleased that voters understood the need for this funding, which will provide building improvements on all DVUSD campuses, allow DVUSD to maintain class sizes, attract and retain teachers and staff, continue to provide a dedicated funding source for free full-day kindergarten, and support programs like fine arts, Physical Education, gifted services, Language Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and more.

    This yes vote will allow Deer Valley Unified School District to continue fulfilling our mission of providing extraordinary educational opportunities for every learner.




    Dr. Finch is the Superintendent of Deer Valley Unified School District and can be reached at

About the Superintendent

  • Curtis Finch, PhD

    Curt Finch, PhD Dr. Finch’s quest for educational excellence began at an early age in Alaska with his mother as a school bus driver and father as the school district’s maintenance director; the school system was the center of the community. As a young adult, Curtis utilized the long summer days to skipper a commercial fishing boat, work construction, and mine gold to pay for his college education.

    Curtis received a BA in Secondary Mathematics, a MA in Administration, and a PhD in Education. Dr. Finch has spent 24 years in administration at the Middle School, High School, Superintendent, and ISD levels. He has received two state Winner’s Circle awards and a Region III Superintendent of the Year award. The past eighteen years as a Superintendent has afforded Curt opportunities to shape educational issues, testifying before the Michigan Legislature, the FCC in Washington DC, and serving on local, state, and national committees. He has also passed multiple school levies, recently securing a $40 million Special Education Enhancement Millage and later creating Meceola Technical College for vocationally training adults.

    Dr. Finch is married to Angie and has a daughter who is a math professor and a son who is completing his eye doctor residency.



Department Contacts

Dr. Curtis Finch
Sheila Taylor
Executive Assistant / Board Secretary
Tina Binns