New Member: Dr. Pascal Mubenga

Please introduce yourself and welcome new member and new Superintendent of the Durham Public School System, Dr. Pascal Mubenga. Dr. Mubenga was sponsored by Rotarian Steed Rollins.

Dr. Mubenga has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning more than 20 years in North Carolina. From 2015 he served as Superintendent of 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 four years.

Immediately preceding his work with NCDPI, he was the principal at Jones Senior High School in Jones County, NC, from 2007 through 2011. Dr. Mubenga has also previously served as an assistant principal in Franklin County and a math teacher in Johnston County. He also served as a math teacher at Chewning Middle School in Durham for three years, beginning his career in public education as a math teacher for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools.

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 served as an adjunct professor and is the author of several peer-reviewed articles.

It is worth noting that Dr. Mubenga started with Durham Public Schools on November 27, 2017 and spent his first 90 days conducting a Listening and Learning tour visiting schools, speaking with staff and students, also conducting Town Hall meetings, meeting with community partners, faith-based partners, and civic organizations in order to create a Strategic Plan that will provide the best educational opportunities for the students and families of Durham.

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.

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