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Durham Public Schools Board of Education Names New Superintendent

Dr. Pascal Mubenga October 16, 2017—The Durham Public Schools Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection and appointment of Dr. Pascal Mubenga as the next superintendent of Durham Public Schools (DPS).  Dr. Mubenga will take office as soon as he is released from his current duties. 

During the search process, the board carefully reviewed applications from a diverse field of 42 excellent candidates.  Although many qualified candidates applied, the board felt that Dr. Mubenga’s experience, leadership, and dedication to students and the whole community would best serve DPS students, staff, and the community for years to come.  The board is confident that Dr. Mubenga will lead the school system to even higher achievement.

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.

Dr. Mubenga is married to his best friend, Chantal. They have three children.  In his spare time, Dr. Mubenga enjoys traveling with his family and playing tennis.

Dr. Mubenga looks forward to the opportunity to serve and lead the Durham Public Schools and to become an active member of the community.  Dr. Mubenga has issued the following statement about the position: 

“I am grateful for the opportunity afforded to me as the Superintendent of Durham Public Schools.  I look forward to working with the Board of Education members as we strive to make Durham Public Schools the best choice for parents and students.  I believe high expectations coupled with support, accountability, and celebrations will yield desirable outcomes for all stakeholders.”

Please join the board in welcoming Dr. Pascal Mubenga as the new superintendent of Durham Public Schools.


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