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Lauren Lampron to lead principal preparation initiatives

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dr. Lauren Lampron has been named the new director of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program.

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

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.”

Lampron has extensive experience as a teacher and administrator as well as a lecturer at NC State University. She is the principal of SouthWest Edgecombe High School and previously served as the assistant principal of W.A. Pattillo Middle School in Tarboro for six years. 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 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.

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. 

More information on the program is available at https://ncpfp.northcarolina.edu/