Previous to joining the administration at Fort Dorchester, Darby served in a variety of roles in CCSD including as an instructor at both Morningside Middle and Burke High School, and as a coordinator and administrative assistant at Burke. While at Fort Dorchester, Darby was responsible for the daily implementation of the school district’s policies, procedures, performance standards, and objectives; managing and directing the mentoring of new teachers; monitoring and evaluating student achievement and progress; assisting in the Southern Association of College and Schools; supervising the School Improvement Council (SIC) and Credit Recovery Field Program; serving as Senior Class advisor; and assisting with High Schools That Work Transition Program.
Darby is a member of Charleston County Council and has actively served since 2004. He is also the founder of Citizens Patrol Against Drugs (CPAD) in North Charleston, co-founder of CPAD II with the City of Charleston, a member of the South Carolina Association of Secondary Administration and National Association of Secondary School Principals, and a member of the Liberty Hill Improvement Council.
Darby holds a Bachelor of Arts from Morris College, a Master of Arts from Atlanta University, and a Master of Education and Education Specialist degree from The Citadel. Earlier in his career, Darby also served as an adjunct professor of African-American and U.S. History at Charleston Southern University, and as an international instructor at the Chinese Culture and Education Center in Handan and Shijazhuang, China.