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Lauren Lampron to lead North Carolina Principal Fellows Program

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  • Many of you know @laurenlampron -- principal of SouthWest Edgecombe High School, @OneDay_NC alum. Now she will lead @NCPFellows. Dr. Monique Perry-Graves says, "Dr. Lampron is the real deal. She is truly all in for students." #nced
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Dr. Lauren Lampron has been named the new director of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program, according to a press release.

She was selected by the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program Commission.

Who is Lauren Lampron?

Many of you know Lampron as the principal of SouthWest Edgecombe High School and before that as the assistant principal of W.A. Pattillo Middle School in Tarboro for six years. 

She is a Teach for America alum whose leadership is making a difference for students and our state. She taught seventh and eighth grade English language arts and social studies at CB Martin Middle School in Tarboro. She also taught fourth grade English language arts and mathematics in Oxford, Mississippi.

Lampron also lectures at NC State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from West Chester University and earned teaching credentials through Teach for America’s partnership with East Carolina University. She has a Master of School Administration and Doctor of Education degrees from NC State University.

What is The North Carolina Principal Fellows Program?

The North Carolina Principal Fellows Program was established to prepare future school leaders and elevate educators in the state’s public schools. The program has produced more than 2,000 school leaders since its inception in 1993.

Principal Fellows fulfill their loan obligation through service as a school administrator in North Carolina’s public schools. Grant funds cover the cost of participants’ tuition, fees and books, as well as salary supplements and health benefits during a full-time, comprehensive administrative internship. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides full-time administrative interns with a salary stipend for up to 10 months while Fellows are on an educational leave of absence to complete the internship. 

Lampron will lead the state-supported, forgivable loan program and oversee principal preparation initiatives. She will also serve as the chair of the NC Principal Fellows Program Commission. 

“I am truly honored to accept the role of director for the Principal Fellows Program,” Lampron said. “I am excited to continue the development of a program that focuses on nurturing future educational leaders, and I am eager to lead it into a future filled with innovation, growth, and a deep commitment to shaping the next generation of school principals.”

Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.