Meet our Superintendent
Sylvia Rogers, executive assistant
DR. Pascal Mubenga
Dr. Pascal Mubenga was sworn in as superintendent of Durham Public Schools on November 27, 2017, and immediately set to work with a large group of Durham educators, community stakeholders, students, and families to develop a five-year Strategic Plan to transform DPS and “ignite the limitless potential” of its students. The plan is comprehensive with clear benchmarks, prioritizing academic achievement, attention to the needs of the whole child, recruitment and retention, community engagement, and fiscal and operational responsibility. The plan was built based on a rigorous data review and Dr. Mubenga’s opening 90-day listening and learning tour of Durham County.
Dr. Mubenga has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning over 20 years in North Carolina. Since 2015, he has served as Superintendent of the Franklin County Schools, in Louisburg, NC. Prior to this, Dr. Mubenga served as a District Transformation Coach, a School Transformation Team Lead and School Transformation Coach with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for 4 years. Immediately preceding his work with NCDPI, he was the principal at Jones Senior High School in Jones County, North Carolina, from 2007 through 2011. Dr. Mubenga has also previously served as an assistant principal in Franklin County and math teacher in Johnston County. He was also a math teacher at Chewning Middle School in Durham for three years. He began his career in public education as a math teacher for the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools.
Academically, Dr. Mubenga earned his Ph.D. from Capella University in 2007. He also holds a Master’s in Secondary Education from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Shaw University. He has also served as an adjunct professor and is the author of several peer-reviewed articles.