The Craven County Board of Education approved Deborah Langhans as the new chief academic officer (formerly assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction) for Craven County Schools.
Under the direction of the superintendent, Langhans leads and facilitates the administration of curriculum development, instructional programs and services, and teacher and leadership development for the school system.
She will supervise elementary, middle, and high school curriculum, programming, and instructional staff, Career and Technical Education, Federal programs/projects, Exceptional Children, English as a Second Language, and Early Childhood education.
The Chief Academic Officer provides administrative and strategic leadership in collaboration with all district executive staff and school leaders.
Langhans has worked in the district for 29 years. Superintendent Meghan Doyle said, “Mrs. Langhans heart for Craven County Schools as well as her vast experience as a teacher, principal, and district leader prepared her to lead our academic programs into the future.”
In the spring of 1989, she was introduced to Craven County Schools as a student teacher at West Craven High School. Upon graduation from East Carolina University, she was hired as a math teacher and served in this role for the next 14 years.
In 2003, She transitioned to school administration, serving as an assistant principal at West Craven Middle School, Havelock Middle School, and West Craven High School. In 2008, H.J. MacDonald Middle welcomed her as the principal where she served for three years. She then decided it was time to pursue an opportunity to work with the entire district and has been the Director of Secondary Education for the past five years.

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