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Durham Public Schools Announces Leadership Advancements

Rogers & Stewart


The Durham Public Schools Board of Education approved recommendations for district and school leadership positions, elevating two leaders within the DPS ranks.


Dr. Kecia Rogers becomes DPS's Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools beginning March 1. Dr. Rogers currently serves as the principal of Rogers-Herr Middle School. Under her leadership, Rogers-Herr has consistently met or exceeded growth and was ranked in the top 10% of schools in the state for growth.  A graduate of DPS, Dr. Rogers has spent her entire educational career in the district. She was a teacher at Southwest Elementary for 10 years before transitioning to school administration. She has also served as principal of W.G. Pearson Elementary and C.C. Spaulding Elementary. She holds master degrees in elementary education and school administration, leadership &  supervision, both from N.C. Central University. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership from High Point University. 



Dr. Tawauna Stewart has been named Interim Principal of Rogers-Herr Middle School effective March 1. She has been an integral leader within the Rogers-Herr community since 2017 and currently is an assistant principal at the school. She has served DPS for nearly 20 years, beginning her tenure as a teacher at Pearsontown Elementary. Dr. Stewart earned her Master of School Administration from N.C. Central University and her doctorate in educational leadership from High Point University.