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NEWS RELEASES 2006-07 :: MAY 8, 2007

LOGAN NAMED NEW ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT AT NCDPI

Asheville City Schools' Superintendent Robert Logan was appointed yesterday as the Associate Superintendent of Innovation and School Transformation with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). This is a new position and leads four divisions: Consolidated Assistance, Instructional Technology, the Office of Charter Schools and Professional Development.

Logan will begin work with the NCDPI on July 1. He has been the superintendent in Asheville since 2001 and has been regarded as an educator who is interested in undertaking innovative efforts to improve schools. In his new position, he joins three other Associate Superintendents in the NCDPI. The Innovation and School Transformation area was created in late 2006 to handle all aspects of school assistance, high school turnaround and improvement activities in addition to school technology, charter schools and professional development work. North Carolina provides a significant amount of support to low-performing schools and districts to help them improve.

"State Superintendent June Atkinson and the I welcome Mr. Logan's leadership and are excited about his work with the Department of Public Instruction and with the local schools across North Carolina," said State Board of Education Chairman Howard Lee. "Innovation and school transformation are key activities at the Department as we strive to ensure that all schools are on track to provide a 21 st century education to students."

Logan has served public schools for 30 years, including work as a principal in Nash, Wilson and Burlington City school systems; as an executive director for high school instructional outcomes in Durham Public Schools; as an associate superintendent in Lee County; and as superintendent in Lee County and in Asheville City. Logan has received numerous awards, including Nash County Principal of the Year and Region III Principal of the Year and First Runner-Up Wachovia NC Principal of the Year in 1986-87.

Logan has participated in numerous professional and civic activities, including most recently as a member of the Asheville/Buncombe Education Coalition, the Children First Board of Directors, the Chancellor's Roundtable at Western Carolina University and the Asheville/Buncombe Economic Development Council.

Logan received a bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University and a master's degree and an educational specialist degree in Educational Administration from East Carolina University.

The Department of Public Instruction is a state agency of approximately 650 employees and provides leadership and oversight for the state's 115 school districts. In this role, the Department carries out the policies of the State Board of Education to license public school teachers and administrators, establish curriculum standards and materials, distribute financial and personnel allotments, encourage school improvement and achievement and other activities.

For more information, please contact the NCDPI Communications Division, 919.807.3450.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.